Prerequisites: There are no pre-requisites for entry to the  training.

Certification validity: This certificate has no expiry or update training requirement

Certification: Upon successful completion candidates will receive an MCA approved certificate in the following:

Training for Company Security Officer

Duration: 4 Days (0900hrs – 1700hrs Daily)

Cost: £1176.00 (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

Location: South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA

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What is the Company Security Officer (CSO) course?

The Company Security Officers Course is also referred to as the CSO course. It is MCA approved and lasts for four days, requires no previous experience and enables you to carry out the duties as laid down in the International Ship and Port Facility Code (ISPS) of the Company Security Officer.

A blend of Theory, case studies and practical scenarios equip you with the knowledge of Ship Security Assessment (SSA) procedures, compilation and maintaining the Ship Security Plan (SSP), Current threats, Security levels and staffing requirements to counter Terrorism, Piracy and common criminality.

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Category: SKU: Company Security Officer (CSO)


Company Security Officer course content

1: Requirements for ship security and the roles and responsibilities of organisations and individuals involved in it.
2: Ability to assess risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations.
3: Capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.
4: How to create a ship security plan and related regulatory requirements and can ensure implementation.
5: Determine the effectiveness of current security arrangements, procedures and equipment.
6: Understanding how to promote security awareness and vigilance on board ship.

Contact us

Please contact us if you require any further information about this course or wish to book on behalf of a company:

Telephone: 01454 260130

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday  – Friday: 08.30 – 17.00

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with course joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment will be received by email.

There is a wide range of local accommodation, some of which are within walking distance of the training centre to suit everyone’s budget. For a list of local accommodation please click here.

Additional information

Course Dates:

1st – 4th August 2022

6 reviews for Company Security Officer (CSO)

  1. Paul Mitchell

    Excellent quality training from personnel who clearly demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter.

  2. S. Tailer

    Friendly teaching environment. Good debrief after each practical. Excellent knowledge of the instructor about the subject.

  3. R Billingsley

    Well delivered course with knowledgeable instructors. Good practical sessions with searing and documentation reviews. Valuable day onboard cargo ship.

  4. Jonathan Owens

    The course has delivered by a knowledgeable instructor with good real life knowledge of the issues covered.

  5. Jereme Boes

    Very good knowledge well presented. It was very good to make a site/ships visit to see the lessons in the real world.

  6. Andrew Ayres

    The first course was so good that future courses are guaranteed to be not only enjoyable but set at the right pace and level to enable students to be fully prepared with the knowledge required to conduct the role of CSO or SSO.

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