Company Security Officer (STCW)

The Company Security Officer (STCW) training is a two-day training for shipping company officials responsible for the Ship Security Plans ( as required by the ISPS Code and Solas XI-2). In shipping, trade, hydraulic engineering or fishing, theft, piracy or terrorism can be encountered. That is why it is important that the CSO is well informed about the security of the crew, cargo, and ship. During this training, participants learn to develop, implement and maintain safety plans. The CSO, in collaboration with the SSO, will ensure the safety awareness of the crew on board.

The course is set up in accordance with the guidelines of the IMO Model Course Company Security officer, American NVIC and EU Directives.


  • ISPS regulations
  • security organization and company policy
  • access and emergency exits of the ship
  • ship-shore communication / port facility / DoS
  • security systems
  • security surveys
  • risk assessment
  • contingency planning
  • cybercrime

At the end of this course:

  • you are well informed about the ISPS regulations
  • You are able to act as a contact between the shipping company and government, class agency and ships
  • you can actively contribute to security on your own ships
  • you can assess the security of shore facilities that your ships visit
  • You have insight into training courses that must be followed periodically

Course times:
On the first day, the participants are expected at 8.15 am for registration. The second training day starts at 8.30 a.m. All training days will end around 4.15 p.m., provided that no additional training sessions or inspection are booked.

The training is given in English as a standard. On request, the training for groups can be organized in a different language. It is possible to hire an interpreter via STC-KNRM.

Entry Requirements

The course content is aimed at participants who are familiar with the operational management, design, equipment and emergency procedures of ships that are operated by the shipping company and with the ISM system used on these ships.


Take the following item (s) to the training:

  • Passport

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