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Use the “Book” button below to go to our booking form to book the course. In case of questions, you can call us on +31(0)85 – 130 74 61 or contact us via our contact form.

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free cancellation, no prepayment required

Certified OPITO, NOGEPA, GWO and STCW training courses

Unique locations at the most convenient places around the world

Training when it suits you

Flexibility is paramount

Our training courses are never cancelled

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is STCW Ship Security Officer?

    STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards, Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. They are a set of minimum qualification standards set by the International Maritime Organisation for all crewmembers of a seaworthy ship. The Ship Security Officer course is meant to train those employed on a ship to assess security risks and will allow them to obtain the STCW (A-VI/5) certificate.

    What does the STCW Ship Security Officer course consist of?

    The course consists of a multitude of modules, including maritime security threats, recognising suspicious behaviour, weapons detection and using security equipment.

    How is the STCW Ship Security Officer course taught?

    The STCW Ship Security Officer course consists of a theoretical and practical part.

    What is the purpose of the STCW Security Officer course?

    The STCW Security Officer course will teach the delegate to understand the security dangers and risks while on board of a ship. The delegate will also learn how to assess security threats, how to recognise suspicious behaviour and using security equipment. At succesful completion of the course, the delegate receives a STCW Ship Security Officer (A-VI/5) certificate.

    How long does the STCW (A-VI/5) certificate remain valid?

    The certificate will always remain valid.

    My STCW (A-VI/5) certificate is expired. What now?

    The certificate will always remain valid.

    Is the STCW Ship Security Officer course mandatory to work in the maritime industry as a Ship Security Officer?

    Yes. It is a mandatory to have a STCW Ship Security Officer (A-VI/5) certificate in order to hold a job as a Ship Security Officer.

    At what times does training take place?

    Training starts at 7:30 (AM) and will be finished at 16:00 (4:00 PM).

    Is food provided for or should I bring this myself?

    Lunch is provided by FMTC. Tea and coffee are also available.

    What do I need to bring to this course?

    You will need a valid certificate of competence. If you have a Personal Safety Logbook and/or Seaman book, you must bring them in order to have them updated. The required safety materials are provided for by the FMTC.

    Note that you will be notified of all required materials in the confirmation e-mail when booking the course.

    In which language is this course taught?

    All our courses are taught in English.

    On which date is this course available for booking?

    All the green dates on the calendar on the course page are available. This is a real-time display of the available dates.

    At what time should I book a flight back?

    We advise you to book your flight 2 hours after the end of the course, at a minimum.

    Do I need a physical examination for this course?

    STCW courses require a maritime medical examination.

    How do I book a physical examination?

    When a physical examination is required, this can be noted on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.

    When will I have my physical examination if I booked this through FMTC?

    After the booking, you will receive a confirmation. In the meantime, a request will be sent to the doctor. The doctor will plan the physical examination. On the following work day at the latest, you will receive the confirmation of your appointment with date, time and location.

    How can I book a hotel?

    When a hotel is required, this can be indicated on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.