A Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Port Facility Security Plan.

PFSO Course

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In accordance with the requirements of the ISPS Code Part B Article 18.1, IMSA offers a Port Facility Security Officer Course which is conducted by DfT and MCA accredited trainers with many years of maritime security experience behind them so when you come to us for maritime security training of any kind you can be sure you are getting the best in the industry.

“Amusing and informal delivery, helped make a dry subject into a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience. No regrets coming. The Admin prior to the course was superb and I was kept informed every step of the way. IMSA Ltd couldn’t have been more helpful. I would fully recommend IMSA Ltd to anyone considering doing an SSO or PFSO course.”

M. Cruickshank, Croatia

Course Aim

The aim of this training programme is to provide a Port Facility Security Officer or Maritime Security Consultant with the knowledge and skills to carry out his/her duties as a designated Port Facility Security Officer or a Maritime Security Consultant in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. In particular, he or she will be able to:

  • Supervise the implementation and maintenance of a Port Facility Security Plan
  • Manage, monitor and optimise the Port Facility security systems and processes
  • Train, direct and motivate Port Facility personnel in the performance of security related duties

Who Should Attend?

Port Operations Staff who have been, or are likely to be, appointed as Port Facility Security Officers under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and Maritime Security Consultants who will need this knowledge as a requirement of their position.

Included In The Course:

  • Full course materials
  • Copy of presentations on CD-Rom
  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • Lunch and refreshments

Course Duration:

3 days

IMSA also deliver this training in Cyprus & Greece for our partner Levantine Training Centre.


Course Price:

£495 + VAT

Standard Learning Credits:

If you are eligible, you are able to claim 80% of your course fees up to a maximum of £175 per Financial Year, using the SLC Scheme.

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