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Company Security Officer (CSO)


Under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), every shipping company is required to appoint a company security officer, who would take care of the ship’s safety and security.

The company security officer designated by a company would be responsible for one or more than one ships, depending on the number and types of ships the company operates. This responsibility is clearly identified, join us and qualify yourself as a Company Security Officer (CSO).


In accordance with ISPS Code requirements and IMO Model Course 3.20 2011 edition and Guidelines on Training and Certification of CSOs as per IMO MSC/Circ. 1154.

Benefits of the Course

  • Development, implementation, maintenance and supervision of Company Security Plans;
  • Identification of threats and vulnerabilities and assessment of security risks;
  • Methods for Inspection and Monitoring of security measures on board ships;
  • Operation, testing and calibration of security equipment and systems;
  • Enhancing security awareness and vigilance of company staff (ship and shore).

Who Should Attend

  • Personnel involved in security matters coming from shipping companies;
  • Company Security Officer;
  • Quality Manager;
  • Operation Manager;
  • Nautical- and technical Superintendent and Officer;
  • Internal Auditor, Master, Ship Security Officer and Maritime Administrations/Agencies;
  • Ship chartering, insurance and security companies;
  • Practicing cargo agents;
  • Freight forwarders;
  • Cargo Claim officers;
  • Shipping officers;
  • Shipping Industry starters;
  • Cargo Consolidators.

Course Content

  • Maritime Security Policy;
  • Threat Identification, Recognition and Response;
  • Security Responsibilities;
  • Ship Security Assessment;
  • Ship Security Actions;
  • Security Equipment;
  • Emergency Preparedness, Drills and Exercices;
  • Ship Security Plan;
  • Security Administration;
  • Evaluation and Examination;
  • Security Training.


Mr. Fisher OFAI: Senior Standard and Conformance- Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji.

 I am very satisfied with the course; it suits my expectations and will surely contribute a lot to my Professional growth.”

Mr. Haniff Muhammad: Safety Officer, Singapore.

“My tutor was very helpful and got back to me quickly. He offered good advice and great support. If I had any questions she had no trouble answering them efficiently, giving me the information and advice I needed. I learned a lot from the course and would definitely recommend the course to anyone wanting to gain some experience and knowledge in events and wedding planning.”

Mr. Davis DONALD: Port Security Specialist -U.S. Coast Guard.

This course was well organized & the tutor was very helpful and knowledgeable on the subject.


Is this program available online?

Yes, it’s based on distance learning

In what language is this program taught?

Our courses are conducted in English

What’s the duration of the course?

This course takes 3 months to be completed.

What kind of examination I need to take to pass the course?

To pass this course you need to pass a final test, you are advised to submit it  by the date given on your Study Schedule,

Can I get an extension?

You have the opportunity to extend the length of your course by an extra 1 month at no additional charges.

Who recognized this training?

Our courses are recognized by leading organizations such as IAMSA, NAMS Global, INTERCARGO, and IAMSP.

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