Safety at sea and pollution prevention are of prime importance to ship owners and operators. Our real-life training prepares trainees to develop and implement the management system on board and ashore.

The ISM Code requires establishment of safeguards to ensure mitigation of risks in safety and pollution in shipboard operations. The Code places responsibility for this squarely on the companies charged with the ship’s management. We offer ISM training with various options to meet the industry requirements.

Our ISM Auditor training course is a two-day, 16 hour course that provides the skills to manage first, second and third party The International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code) Audits. You will learn the requirements ISM Code, which the International Maritime Organization (IMO) mandates the application of to all SOLAS vessels and is mandatory to all vessels of 500 gross tonnages and upward including mobile offshore drilling units.

In our ISM auditor training course, you will learn the skills to conduct internal audits to assess conformity to ISM Code 2018. Participants will learn:

  • Interpret and apply ISM
  • Relate ISM Code to your business management system, regardless of your type of business
  • Identify the controls necessary for ensuring the SMS translates customer needs into satisfied customers
  • Use the SMS to work proactively and not reactively
  • Relate fiduciary concerns to the performance of the SMS
  • Develop a reliable and pliable system, particularly effective for organizations where process objectives are constantly changing
  • Communicate the roles and responsibilities within the SMS to the organization
  • Conduct and lead 1st and 2nd and 3rd party audits
  • Relate the capabilities of the organization to the expectations of customers, top management and shareholders
  • Explain to customers how the organization plans to fulfill its promises and show evidence that it has done so in the past
  • SMS Internal Auditors
  • QMS and System Lead Auditors
  • Designated Persons Ashore(DPA)
  • Owners and Operators
  • Agents
  • Maritime Management Teams
  • Safety, Security and Quality professionals needing introduction to maritime management systems
  • Maritime Academy Attendees (ask for our in-house training)


  • General Introduction
  • Lecture: Introduction to ISM Code
  • Lecture: Management Systems for Maritime Break
  • Lecture: Auditing Maritime Management Systems
  • ISM Code Self Study
  • Workshop: Preparing a Maritime Audit Plan
  • Workshop: Maritime ISM Code Audit Scenario 1
  • Lecture: ISM Code Part B
  • Workshop: Review Processes and Prep Checklists 22000
  • Workshop: ISM for Administrations
  • Workshop: Maritime ISM Code Audit Scenario 2
  • Workshop: Maritime ISM Code Audit Scenario 3


  • Workshop: Maritime ISM Code Audit Scenario 3
  • Lecture: Nonconformity Statements for Maritime
  • Lecture: Mission Management System
  • Workshop: Maritime ISM Code Audit Scenario 4
  • Workshop: Maritime ISM Code Audit Scenario 4
  • Lecture: Supplemental Port State Control Examination Criteria
  • Lecture: VMSAS–Optional Lecture
  • Class Wrap Up
  • ISM Code Exam

Attendees successfully completing the training provided & examinations offered with our ISM Auditor training course receive a Certificate of successful completion.

Students who do not pass the course will be allowed to retest at a later date.