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This eLearning course is the first of two stages to achieve the STCW certificate. A signed agreement is required by the shipowner before the on board exercises can take place.
The second stage is carried out on board the vessel and requires an Evaluator and the completion of exercises and a checklist. An Evaluator can be the vessel Captain, a qualified assessor, the Master / Chief Engineer, or Rig Manager.
Once the on board checklist is signed and completed it is emailed with the supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. The STCW certificate is awarded by Mintra on approval of the checklist and eLearning certificate with a 70% pass mark.
To carry out the on board training, the shipowner is required to first sign an agreement for decentralised training with Mintra. The signed agreement is emailed to email@example.com to confirm the training programme.
Who is this course for?
Is previous experience required?
Documented 12 months sea service as an officer on board an ISPS vessel.
How will this course benefit me?
After successfully completing this course, you should be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer, as defined in section A/12.2 of the ISPS Code and in section A-VI/5 of the STCW Code. The course enables you to maintain and supervise the implementation of the Ship Security Plan, evaluate the security risk, threat and vulnerability, make regular inspections to ensure that appropriate safeguards are implemented and maintained, and ensure that the security systems are operated, tested and calibrated correctly.
How will this course benefit my company?
By ensuring you are qualified and certified as a Ship Security Officer (SSO).
What standards are referred to in this course?
STCW A-VI/5 and ISPS code section A/12.2.
The course is approved by the Norwegian maritime Authority. Approved certificate as Ship Security Officer will be issued upon course completion.
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 70%.
This course is a combined training consisting of: Elearning and onboard training (exercises and checklists).
To complete the course, it is required that you are employed by a company which has a plan for onboard training with these kinds of activities.
The course will not be approved for any persons without a connection to a company as described above.
• Describe how to maintain and supervise the implementation of the Ship Security Plan
• Explain how to evaluate security risk, threat and vulnerability
• Describe how to make regular inspections to ensure that appropriate safeguards are implemented and maintained
• Describe how to ensure that the security systems are oprated, tested and calibrated
Online assessment at the end of the eLearning with a 70% pass mark followed by the completion of on board exercises and checklist.
• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection
• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above
• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
• Minimum browser size – none
• Audio – requires device speaker or headphones
This course is STCW certified by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA). International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers is a key IMO (International Maritime Organisation) convention and an internationally recognised standard in the maritime industry. NMA approved provider database