MSO (Maritime Security Officer)

Course Dates

Every Month


10 Days



Course Location

USA, UK, Thailand, Spain, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Turkey and Lebanon


The Main Target Of This Training Program Is To Provide Its Participants With All The Necessary Theoretical Knowledge And Practical Skills To Perform The Duties Of The Maritime Security Operative In Accordance With International Standards And Procedures.

In Addition, Participants Will Have The Opportunity To Take Part In The “Live Vessel Operations” Module That Will Allow Them To Understand Better The Specificity Of The Maritime Sector And The Role Of The MSO. The Course Covers All Certificates Which Are Currently Mandatory To Perform Duties As Maritime Security Operative.


Designed For Individuals Wishing To Operate Or Currently Operating As Privately Contracted Security Personnel. The Maritime Security Operative (MSO) Qualification Is The Only Qualification Based On The International Standard For Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs): ISO28007 [Guidelines For PMSCs Providing Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) On Board Ships].

This Qualification Is Based On The Competencies In The ISO PAS 28007.

Please Note: The STCW Certificate Of Proficiency (CoP) In Designated Security Duties (DSD) Is A Statutory Requirement And Port States Will Not Accept The 8269 As An Equivalent Qualification.

Those Passing This Qualification Will Still Need To Apply To The Maritime And Coastguard Agency For A DSD CoP.

It Is Aimed At Maritime Security Operatives (MSOs) Wishing To Operate Or Currently Operating As Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP).

Anyone That Wants To Serve On A Ship As Security.

Ever Dreamed Of Riding The High Seas On A Ship Going To Places That You Would Not Normally Book For Your Summer Vacation? Well, This Is The Course You Should Enrol In.

The Training Is Over 10 Days And Will Reward You With Your First Seaman’s Book Enabling You To Start Your Career At Sea. Once You Have Passed This Course You Will Be Given The Right Tools To Get Yourself Onto An Interview For Purpose.

This Career Is Really A Fantastic Path To Go Down And Although It Is High Risk With Tension And Constant Awareness Of Threats, Relying On Your Captain To Make The Right Decisions In Times Of Conflict Is Just One Of The Attributes You Will Need.

Course Length

10 DAY

Course Cost



  • Award For Maritime Security Operatives (8269-03)
  • A Basic Safety Training Certificate 4 Modules
  • B Personal Survival Techniques Certificate
  • C Fire Prevention And Fire Fighting
  • D Elementary First Aid
  • Personal Safety And Social Responsibilities Certificate
  • ENG-1 Medical Certificate For Service At Sea
  • Firearms Competency Certification ( MFCC)
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Medicine Certificate ( TCCC )
  • LRQA MSO Course (ISO 28007-1:2015 Accredited MSO Course) Certificate
  • Maritime Security Operative Course Certificate

ABA Qualification Number



Pass Or Fail Assessed And Verified By Centre Staff External Quality Assurance By ProQual Verifiers Qualification

Skill Prerequisites

  • ABA Level 2 Basic Award in First Aid at Work Awareness
  • ABA Level 2 Basic Award in First Aid at Work Awareness

*All prerequisite awards should not be expired
so please check the expiry date before applying
*All Candidates should have a reasonable level
of personal fitness


  • Unit: The Maritime Security Industry
  • Unit: Maritime Security Pre-Deployment Planning And Procedures
  • Unit: Maritime Security Operating Procedures
  • Unit: Maritime Incident Management And Post Op Procedures
  • STCW Certification – All 4 Modules:
  • Firefighting
  • First Aid
  • Individual Rescue Techniques
  • Personal Safety And Social Responsibility
  • Bridge And Vessel Familiarization
  • RS Drills – Live Counter-Piracy Drills On The Board Of The Vessel
  • Security Training For Seafarers With Designated Security Duties – Certification
  • ENG-1 Medical Certification For Seafarers
  • Tactical Shooting – Maritime Firearms Competency Certificate/ISO PAS Standards
  • Physical Training/Fitness
  • ISPS Code And Other Documents Relating To The Vessel Protection
  • Final Examination/Bridge Incidents Simulation
  • Rules Of The Use Of Force
  • Human Rights