Company Security Officer


This Company Security Officer online course provides training about how to develop, implement, maintain and supervise Ship Security Plans, and how to identify threats, vulnerabilities and assessment of security risks.
This Company Security Officer online course (CSO) is in accordance with the standard of competence as outlined in the Guidelines on Training and Certification for Company Security Officers issued as Annex of IMO MSC/Circ.1154 and the IMO Model Course 3.20.

The course provides participants with the knowledge, understanding and proficiencies as required by the ISPS Code to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities as Company Security Officer (CSO). Practical case studies, exercises and videos are used to illustrate possible measures to comply with the maritime security requirements as laid down in the ISPS Code. Achievement of competencies is assessed by means of a final test.

Course Contents:

  • Maritime Security Policy
  • Security Responsibilities
  • Ship Security Assessment
  • Security Equipment
  • Ship Security Plan
  • Threat identification, recognition and response
  • Ship Security Actions
  • Emergency preparedness, drills and exercises
  • Security Administration
  • Security Training

Target Audience:

  • Personnel involved in maritime security matters coming from shipping companies
  • Designated Person Ashore
  • Company Security Officer
  • Quality Manager
  • Operation Manager
  • Superintendents
  • Internal Auditors


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