Tankerman Familiarization (Oil & Chemical)

Tankerman Familiarization (Oil & Chemical)

The objective of this course is to provide the student with a better understanding of the personal responsibilities and risks associated with dangerous liquids and petrochemicals.   The goal is to provide education in proper terminology and procedures for such cargo transfers and transport safely without incident or consequence. 



Successful completion of this course should enable candidates to serve on tankers or tank barges carrying bulk dangerous and petrochemical cargos in a capacity as an assistant tankerman in “Operational Capacities” in accordance to STCW Table A-V/1-1.1, and to perform specific duties and responsibilities related to those duties in connection with cargo and cargo equipment, provided that they are immediately responsible to a tankerman person-in-charge for the loading, discharging, care in transit or handling of cargo.

This online course is based on a 32 hour in-person course.

System Requirements
Internet access is required. The preferred web browser is Google Chrome, but you may use Edge or Safari if necessary.

Course Approvals


Any applicant who successfully completes this Tankerman Familiarization (Oil & Chemical) course and applies for endorsement within five years of completion:

  • Meets the standards of competence, required by Chapter V/1-1.1 of Section A-V/1, table A-V/1-1-1, in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations.


Written Examination
The written exam can be taken online through HALO° Exams. You will receive 3 attempts for your exam. If you fail all 3 attempts, you must pay a retake fee of $25.00.