With such heavy responsibility resting on the shoulders of the DP, it is critical that they understand the role and duties of this position.

QMII students learn to develop, implement and audit the security of the complete supply chain including processes on board and ashore (including in port).

The ISPS Code requires establishment of ship and port facility security plans. The Code places responsibility for the ship security squarely on the companies charged with the ship’s management. We offer ISPS training with various options to meet our clients’ needs. This three-day course covers the requirements of ISPS Code.

Because of our independence, you may bring your particular compliance, process and system concerns to class and the instructor will work to answer your questions as best as possible.

In our DPA Training Course, you will learn:

  • Principles and benefits of management systems
  • Implementation of safety management systems
  • Review and continual improvement of the safety management system
  • Knowledge and good understanding of the ISM Code 2014
  • Role of the Designated Person (DP)
  • Necessary qualifications, training and experience of DP
  • Safety and environmental protection policy
  • IMO Circular MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.8
  • IMO Circular MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.6
  • Internal audits, verification and monitoring
  • Management Review & Operational aspects of safety management
  • Shipping and Shipboard operations as applicable to DP
  • Hazard analysis
  • Reporting and analyzing nonconformities and near misses & Taking corrective action
  • Effective communication with shipboard staff and senior management including team building
  • Coordination of shore and shipboard operations
  • Document of Compliance (DOC) & Safety Management Certificate (SMC)
  • Mistake proofing

Because of our independence, you may bring your particular compliance, process and system concerns to class and the instructor will work with you to answer your questions.

  • DPs
  • Owners and Senior Management
  • Shore-based Managers
  • Masters
  • Ship Officers
  • Port State Control
  • Maritime Auditors & Consultants
  • Academicians requiring a clear understanding of safety management systems


  • DP Intro
  • Lecture: Management Systems for Maritime
  • Lecture: ISM Code Part A
  • Lecture: ISM Code Part B
  • DP Self Study
  • Lecture: ISM for Companies (DPA)
  • Workshop: Analyzing Processes
  • Workshop: DP Audit Scenario 1
  • Workshop: DP Audit Scenario 2


  • Workshop: DP Audit Scenario 2
  • Workshop: Crisis Management 1 DP
  • Lecture: Risk Management
  • Workshop: Crisis Management 2 DP
  • Lecture: Corrective Action and Follow-up
  • Workshop: DP Corrective Action
  • Workshop: Crisis Management 3 DP
  • Lecture: IMSAS–Optional Lecture
  • Class Wrap Up

Attendees successfully completing the training provided receive a certificate of successful completion which includes the number of training hours attended.