Vessel, Company & Facility Security Officer (VSO/VCF)

  • Length3 Days

Course Description

This 3 day course covers Vessel/Ship, Company, and Facility Security knowledge and skills that are necessary to work efficiently and safely as a security supervisor. Students will learn about security procedures, and be able to determine correct initial actions, lead a security team, and take tactical command in the event of a security breach of their facility or aboard their vessel. This course is designed to comply with the following regulatory requirements: Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002; U.S. Coast Guard regulations contained in 33 CFR Chapter I Subchapter H; Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the IMO ISPS Code; and Sections A-VI/5 and A-VI/6 of the IMO STCW Code, as amended. This course is designed to reflect standards set forth by the MTSA VSO and FSO Model Courses and the IMO SSO, CSO and PFSO Model Courses.

Prerequisites- None.

Suggested Courses/Skills- Should have TWIC, MMC, or other valid Goverment Identification.

What You Will Learn

-Current security threats and patterns

-International and national regulations and policies

-Duties and responsibilities of maritime security officers, governments, and owners/operators

-Risk analysis process based on available threat assessments, intelligence information, and history

-Components of a port facility and vessel security plan

-Methods to recognize and detect security threats

-MARSEC Levels and Incident Response

-Types of security equipment, including usage, maintenance, and information resources

-Security measures for handling cargo

-Training, drill, and exercise requirements

-Security administration, including audits, inspections, and recordkeeping


What You Need to Register

If you're interested in registering for security officer training with MITAGS-PMI, all you have to do is log in to our site and select the course of your choice if it's available. To log in, you'll need to register a MITAGS-PMI account, which is simply a matter of providing some basic information and choosing a username and password.

Once you submit your information and have your account registered, you'll be free to log in, find a time for your security officer training course that best suits you and submit your selection online.

What You Should Bring

What You Should Bring

You'll want to bring your government identification, anything you need to have with you for three days of training and any note-taking materials you think you may need. If additional materials are required, we'll inform you after you register before the course begins. If you're not clear on what you should or should not bring to the training, please call us at 206-441-2880 for clarification.

How Can I Find a Facility Security Officer Certification Course Near Me?

Once you're registered for FSO training at our PMI campus, it's simply a matter of arriving at the scheduled time ready to learn. You'll find us at 1729 Alaskan Way South, Seattle, WA, 98134. Please check our website for transportation options. We do offer discounts at our on-campus hotel for multi-day trainings. We're also happy to answer any questions you have about how to find our facility or where to stay, and we can do so by phone, toll-free at 888-893-7829.

If you're looking for other maritime training courses, you may find them at our MITAGS facility. The MITAGS campus is located at 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD, 21090. Feel free to look over the website for MITAGS course selections, or call the MITAGS location at 866-656-5568. Register for your maritime courses today!


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  • CourseVessel, Company & Facility Security Officer (VSO/VCF)
  • DateOct 28 2024 to Oct 30 2024
  • Price$1,280
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  • Price$1,280
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  • CourseVessel, Company & Facility Security Officer (VSO/VCF)
  • DateOct 27 2025 to Oct 29 2025
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