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USCG Approved Company Security Officer (CSO) | SMS | Lafayette, LA

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  • Prerequisites To qualify for a VSO endorsement, a person must be at least 18 years of age, able to speak and understand the English language as would be relevant to the duties of a VSO, hold any valid Coast Guard issued credential under the regulations specified in 46 CFR Subchapter, successfully complete a Coast Guard-accepted CSO/VSO course, Sea Service.

    Fulfill ONE of the following:

    -Have approved sea service of not less than 12 months on any vessel subject to § 104.105 of this part, credited in accordance with 46 CFR 10.205(e), 10.211, and/or 10.213; or
    -Have approved sea service of not less than 90 days on any vessel subject to § 104.105 of this part, credited in accordance with 46 CFR 10.205(b), 10.211, and/or 10.213, and have knowledge of vessel operations
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Course Information

  • Additional Schedule Details
    Enrollment: All students must produce the following prior to the onset of training - Valid (photographic) government identification. Registration begins at 7 AM each day.  The course ends at 4 PM CST on the 2nd day.

    Attendance Requirements: Daily attendance and 100% participation in each module is required to obtain this certification.

    Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.
  • Course duration 16 Hours
  • Course Summary

    In association with MARSEC Corporation, SMS offers a CSO training course.

    The Vessel Security Officer 2-Day Program course is fully approved by the USCG National Maritime Center, which meets all International and Domestic requirements for VSO/SSO training. 

    These requirements include: Regulations 11 (Part A & B) of the ISPS Code; all training requirements contained in 33 CFR 104.210; and all requirements for issuance of the required Coast Guard-issued credential with a Vessel Security Officer endorsement in accordance with the ship security officer requirements of Regulation VI/5 of the STCW.

  • Target Audience
    Mariners having primary vessel security responsibilities.
  • Theory Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of Company Security Officer (CSO) course, the student will be able to:

    Understand the requirements for a ship or port assessment
    Initiate, direct and evaluate the ship or port security plan
    Manage and monitor the ship or port security systems
    Ensure that the proper training and evaluation is carried out for all personnel involved in security matters
    Implement and maintain the vessel security plan
    Train, direct and motivate ship or port personnel involved in security

    Course Modules consist of:

    Maritime Security Policy & the ISPS Code
    Security Responsibilities
    Vessel Security Assessments
    Vessel Security Plans
    The Threat
    Security Equipment
    Onboard Security Procedures & Security Levels
    Security Training, Drills & Exercises
    Security Administration & Sensitive Security Material
  • Practical Learning Objectives N/A
  • Certification Details
    Written ExamSatisfactory completion of this course consists of attendance of all modules, passing a written examination at the completion of the final module, and demonstrating abilities to conduct room, baggage, and personnel searches. Once satisfactory completion is demonstrated, a certificate issued by MARSEC Corporation will be issued to the attendee.

    Course Required By: Company Specific
  • Validity Period There are currently no domestic requirements imposing refresher training for FSO.
  • Accreditation or Standard
    • Allowed STCW
    • Allowed USCG
        • Cancellation Policy Cancellation fees apply if cancelled within 7 days of the course start date . The amount retained will equal 100 percent of the transaction. Any refund requests after this period are to be requested from the trainer. If approved by the trainer, remittance of refunds will be handled by the trainer outside of our site.For more details read our Refund Policy

        Site Information

        • Training Environment
          • Allowed Classroom
        • Services and Amenities
          • Allowed ADA Accessiblity
          • Allowed Restrooms
          • Allowed Meals Included
          • Allowed Emailed Certificates
          • Allowed Printed Course Materials
          • Location
            2916 North University Avenue, Lafayette, LA, USA

          Other Notes

          • Items to Bring
            Please bring your government issued ID. 
          • Health and Safety Considerations
            *Safety First: Safety Management Systems (SMS) regards your safety first and suggests the following: Candidates that are concerned with participating in practical exercises due to current or pre-existing medical conditions should consult their primary care provider prior to the onset of the training program as to the nature and extent of the training.

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          Protecting lives and changing cultures since 2003

          Our goal is to ensure that everyone in the energy industry has a safe work environment and the knowledge to perform their duties safely. 

          We know your workers are more than the tasks they perform; they are people with homes, families, and stories. Just as you desire to see each of your employees return home to their families safely, SMS aspires to provide a variety of safety services that help ensure that’s possible. Our responsibility to safety in the energy industry is attained by working together and promoting a safety culture.

          Lafayette, United States Member Since May 2018

          $775 Per Student

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