From April, 2002 International Maritime Training Center Mercury Ltd. started development of Quality Management System in accordance with the requirements of International Standard ISO 9001:1994 , and after successful completion of certification stages, the Center has been granted the first Quality Management System Certificate of Conformity in October of the same year. At the same time, development of Quality Management System was carried out in Batumi Maritime College – Seaman School Ltd. as well, which has been granted the first Quality Management System Certificate of Conformity in January, 2003 .
With respect to expiration of date of ISO 9001:1994 and entry into force of new version of the standard ISO 9001:2000, International Maritime Training Center Mercury Ltd. has been granted the Certificate of Conformity to ISO 9001:2000 requirements for a term of three years in December, 2004.
In June, 2007 Batumi Navigation Institute – International Maritime Training Center Ltd. was established at the premises of Batumi Maritime College Ltd. in the structure of which International Maritime Training Center Mercury Ltd. was included. Quality System documents were developed in accordance with new description, and in February, 2008, the Institute was granted new ISO 9001:2000 Certificate of Conformity and the Certificate of International Certification Network IQNetfor a term of three years.
Updated official version of International Quality Standard was issued in November, 2008. 4th version of the Standard does not include new requirements. ISO 9001-2008 introduces only explanations in ISO 9001:2000 requirements on the basis of experience got during introduction of the standard worldwide that means more than million certificates issued in 170 countries.
On August 10, 2009, the name of the institution was changed on the basis of amendments to the Law of Georgia On Higher Education, and it was named as Batumi Navigation Teaching University Ltd. Quality System documentation was also changed according to the new name. In January, 2010, on the basis of next supervisory audit, Batumi Navigation Teaching University Ltd. has been granted ISO 9001:2008 Certificate of Conformity and IQNet Certificate.
On February, 2011 with respect to expiration of certification term and taking into consideration of results of recertification audit, BNTU Quality System was approved and new certificates (ISO 9001:2008, IQNet) were granted for a term of three years.
On February 20 and 21, 2014 , recertification audit of Quality Management System was conducted in BNTU by the auditors of Russian Register-WestGeorgia Ltd. On the basis of audit results BNTU has been granted the Certificate of Conformity to Quality International Standard ISO 9001:2008 and the Certificate of International Certification Network (IQNet) .
International Quality Certificate is the guarantee of reliability, assurance of service quality in BNTU and its continuous improvement, competence of personnel and competitive performance at international level.