The course objective is to provide the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code, as amended.
Topics include: Security Threats and Patterns; Dangerous Weapons, Substances and Devices; Security Measures; Crowd Control; Communications; Security Equipment and Systems; and Physical Searches.
This online course is based on an 8 hour in-person course. A video assessment is required upon passing your exam.
Internet access is required. The preferred web browser is Google Chrome, but you may use Edge or Safari if necessary.
Any applicant who has successfully completed your Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (On-Line) (NOREMI-780) course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 12.625(a)(1) and STCW Table A-VI/6-2 for an STCW endorsement as Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties.
The course provides participants with the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS ’74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and section A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code, as amended.
This course consists of one written exam: Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties. This exam contains 20 questions and requires a 70% passing score. 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.
- U.S. Licenses
Video conference with an instructor is required. For scheduling, please contact our Registration Office at 508-992-4025 or at [email protected].
- International Licenses
The practical assessment can be completed via a video conference with an instructor, or the assessments provided in the course can be completed and signed off by an STCW licensed Master or Chief Mate onboard a vessel using the NEMO° approved Training Record Book. If not already provided in the course, please contact the Dominica Maritime Administration by email: [email protected].