Ship Security Officer (SSO)


Ship Security Officer (SSO)

For those seeking a Certificate of Proficiency as a Ship Security Officer

3 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

  • Menzies Road
  • Whitfield
  • Dover
  • Kent
  • CT16 2FG
  • United Kingdom
  • £600.00 incl. VAT


During the 3 day course you will gain a better understanding of how to:

  • maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan
    assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
  • undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained
  • ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated
  • encourage security awareness and vigilance.

The course will include videos, group discussions, radio communication exercise, trainer led presentations, search exercises and ship security plan development.





Those undertaking training must have either:

  • Approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months or
  • At the discretion of the MCA - appropriate sea service (minimum 3 months) and knowledge of ships operations to enable them to achieve the objectives of the training



Delegates will be required to complete a short exam paper to test their understanding, upon successful completion delegates will be issued with a certificate and will be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer.

Regulation VI/5, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/5, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended and incorporates Proficiency in Security Awareness and Designated Security Duties laid down in Regulation VI/6 and section A-VI/6 of the STCW Convention and Code