RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING – SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE STANDARDS D e c e m b e r 2 0 0 7

Transport Canada Transports Canada Recognition Program for Approved Ship Security Officer Training Submission Requirements and Course Standards Responsible Authority The Director. is responsible for this document. Marine Security Operations. correction. including change. or update. Approval Daniel Michaud Acting Director Marine Security Operations Date signed: 2007-12-20 Date Issued: November 2007 Date Revised: December 2007 Last Review: December 2007 Next Review: December 2008 .

ca/MarineSecurity/ Ottawa.gc.marsec@tc. Edition Catalogue No. Marine Security Operations. Place de Ville dirops. contact TC Marine Security Operations. Michaud D. TC shall not be responsible for the manner in which the information is presented.Transport Canada Transports Canada Document Information DOCUMENT INFORMATION Recognition Program for Approved Ship Security Officer Training – Title Submission Requirements and Course Standards TP No.  Minister of Transport Canada.gc. 2007 Dec. ISBN/ISSN Marine Security Operations Telephone (613) 993-8525 (ABMC) Fax (613) 949-3906 Originator Tower B. to copy and/or reproduce the contents of this publication in whole or in part provided that full acknowledgment is given to TC and that the material be accurately reproduced. nor for any interpretations thereof. While use of this material has been authorized. 2007 All D. For up-to-date information. 2007 Permission is granted by the Department of Transport Canada (TC). The information in this copy of this publication may not be up-to-date to reflect amendments made to original content. . Ontario – K1A 0N8 URL REVISION CHART Last Review December 2007 Next Review December 2008 Revision No.ca E-mail 112 Kent Street. 14th Floor http://www.tc. Michaud Incorporation of stakeholder recommendations Important Notices and Disclaimers Également disponible en français. Date of Issue Affected Pages Author(s) Brief Description of Change Draft Final Nov.

.................4 Course Intake Limitations................................1 1..............2 2..............................11 A2..............................................................................................................2 2.......................................3 2................................1.........1 Submission Requirements and Course Standards.....................................3 Structure.............................................2 Detailed Teaching Syllabus .......6 2.................................................................................3 Course Outline ............................................................................2 Entry Standards........................................12 A2.1......2 Purpose and Scope .................................................................................................................................................................11 A2............................................................15 .......................................1 1.............7 Annex A: Ship Security Officer Course....3 2.....................................................................................................................2 Course Outline Document....2 2.............................3 Attendance ......8 A1 Additional Requirements ......................1.........................................4 Course Schedule..........1 Detailed Teaching Syllabus .........................................................................................1 Course Framework.................................................................................................................5 2..........................................................................................................1..........................................................................4 2..1....1 Background ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................8 Examination and Assessment ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 2007 Ref: Marine Security 01 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Revision No: Table of Contents Scope and Application ...................................................6 2.........................................................6 2.............................1..........................................8 A2 Model Course Material ..........................1.........................................4 Instructor Manual.......1 1.......................................................................3 2.....................5 Instructor Requirements.........................................1.........................1 General..........7 Teaching Aids ..............................................................................2 2.......................5 2............................................5 Instructor and Participant Manuals .....................Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December..........14 A2......................6 Teaching Facilities and Equipment................3 Course Program Schedule..............................

along with corresponding roles and responsibilities.1 Background a) Starting January 1. the Recognition Program for Approved Ship Security Officer Training. The first program aims to ensure that officer level marine security training programs and courses offered by various providers meet the course content requirements as called for in the Marine Transportation Security Regulations (MTSR) and the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 1 of 15 Revision No: 01 Scope and Application 1. which come into effect January 1. and . Transport Canada Marine Security will have two (2) programs for training institutions: The existing Transport Canada Voluntary Program For Marine Security Course Acceptance which is a voluntary program that has been in place since 2003 and the new Recognition Program for Approved Ship Security Officer Training. 2008. 1. b) All institutions that wish to be recognized in order for their SSO graduates to receive a certificate of proficiency would submit all information to the Recognition Program for Approved Ship Security Officer Training. Institutions that wish to voluntarily offer TC accepted courses for all other officer training would submit information to the Voluntary Program For Marine Security Course Acceptance.0 of this document .3 Structure This document is composed of two main parts: • Section 2.2 Purpose and Scope The purpose of this document is to outline the requirements for submission packages and to state applicable course standards for the approval of marine security course submitted to TC by training institutions as part of the Recognition Program for Approved Ship Security Officer Training. 1. can be found in the document titled ‘RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING .General Procedures’. Procedures for submitting packages and describing the complete review process to obtain recognition status.Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December. The scope of this document is limited to course content. 2008. require the implementation of a new and separate program.outlines requirements for submission packages along with applicable standards to which packages must demonstrate conformance. Additional international requirements for Ship Security Officers (SSOs) to possess a certificate of proficiency along with corresponding amendments to the MTSR.

which institutions are encouraged to reference when preparing their submission packages.provide additional information and/or requirements for individual courses along with model material.1. nature. but not limited to: • The Marine Transportation Security Act (MTSA)* • The Marine Transportation Security Regulations (MTSR)* • International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code* *as amended from time to time 2. including. • Demonstrate compliance to the corresponding course standard (as per right hand column) Course Standard(s) All courses must be in accordance with all applicable marine security instruments. the following: o Aims and Objective .2 Entry Standards Submission Requirements All submissions must include an explanation of the process to verify the identity of candidates. and individual components of the course.1. but not limited to. Submission Requirements and Course Standards 2.A statement of the goal(s) and learning outcomes of the course. Course Standard(s) . including.Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December.A brief description of the course. o Scope .1 General Submission Requirements All submissions must: • Provide an overview of the purpose.1 Course Framework 2. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 2 of 15 Revision No: 01 • Annexes .

4 Course Intake Limitations Submission Requirements All submissions must state the following: • The maximum class size for classroom lessons and. if appropriate. Course Standard(s) The instructor must have • Adequate experience and qualifications in maritime security matters and • Knowledge of the requirements of Chapter XI-w of SOLAS 74 as amended and . and • The participant/teacher ratio as per the corresponding course standard (as per right hand column) and discuss the organization's policy for circumstances when more than one instructor will be present during any of the lessons. 2.1. Course Standard(s) The number of participants must not exceed 20 per instructor.Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 3 of 15 Revision No: 01 2.1.1. background and qualifications to demonstrate that they have the subject matter expertise to interact with participants and to answer participant questions. as well as the instructional capability to impart the required information to participants. 2. These records are to be made available to TC upon request.5 Instructor Requirements Submission Requirements All submissions must include a list of instructors with a description of their experience. • Include a statement assuring compliance to the corresponding course standard (as per right hand column) Course Standard(s) • • Participants are required to attend/participate at least 90% of course The institution must maintain a record of attendance for each course participant.3 Attendance Submission Requirements All submissions must: • Include attendance requirements including participation in all classroom exercises and assignments during the course. include the number of the participants per simulator. for practical demonstrations or simulation exercises and assessments.

When courses may be given in more than one location and at varying sites. This includes any equipment to be used during hands-on training and/or testing. include technical specifications and brochures provided by the manufacturer. and • A description of the equipment that will be used during the course. and/or • Appropriate training in or be familiar with instructional techniques and training methods. on occasion. Knowledge of relevant Canadian legislative tools including the MTSR and MTSA It is recommended that instructors have: • Completed IMO train-thetrainer course.1.6 Teaching Facilities and Equipment Submission Requirements All submissions must include the following: • The address and a description of the facility at which the training will usually be held • A statement that the site is as represented in the request should be included and signed by the president or director of the course provider It is understood that courses may. • 2. If a simulator or simulation program is to be used. and any simulators or simulation programs to be used. for example in a boardroom or on ship. the submission must include an explanation of the criteria and standards upon which the institution relies in choosing a suitable alternate offsite location. be given off-site. Where applicable you may include: • Electronic photographs. Course Standard(s) . 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 4 of 15 Revision No: 01 Instructor’s qualifications must meet the corresponding standards (as per right hand column) of the ISPS Code.Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December. diagrams or plans of the training site.

2.7 Teaching Aids Submission Requirements All submissions must include the following: • Copies of any visual aids and a discussion of how audiovisual and other aids will be used during the training course. • Copies of any participant handouts. and which performance objectives they will impact. homework assignments. These records are to be made available to TC upon request. the grading procedure to be used. and a bibliography of textbooks to be used. This information may be a part of the curriculum documentation that discusses the make up of the lesson plans.Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December.1. workbooks. TC may ask for copies of textbooks it does not have access to. and how each participant's performance will be evaluated and recorded. and frequency of revision o Practical demonstrations: Detailed descriptions of any practical or simulator tests or exercises that describe the situation presented to the participant. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 5 of 15 Revision No: 01 2. • • .8 Examination and Assessment Submission Requirements All submission packages must describe the following: • Method of examination: how the participants' performance will be evaluated throughout the course. what the participants must do to successfully complete each test. Provide a separate checklist to evaluate each practical test and what is considered a passing score. Include whichever is applicable: o Written examinations: Copies of all written examinations.1. This checklist should include the condition • Course Standard(s) Instructors must not assist or coach participants in any way during the evaluation process Participants must achieve a minimum of 70% on the endof-course written examination to be considered as having successfully completed the course The institution must maintain a record of evaluation/ assessments for each course participant. Course Standard(s) All materials must be current and provided in sufficient quantities to supply copies for each participant. and will return the texts after the course has been evaluated.

At a minimum. course duration must be 18 hours. Major teaching points must be included along with all required sub-skills and knowledge.Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December. A statement assuring compliance to the corresponding course standards (as per right hand column) 2.2 Detailed Teaching Syllabus All submissions must include a detailed teaching syllabus written in learning objectives format in which the objective describes what the participant must do to demonstrate that the specific knowledge or skill has been learned. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 6 of 15 Revision No: 01 • • • • under which the practical demonstration will occur. This shows the focus of the course while highlighting how the course meets TC time requirements. 2. See corresponding annex for model documents. References should be made against the learning objectives to indicate which publications and teaching aids the instructor may use when preparing and presenting the lesson.3 Course Outline All submissions must include a course outline. and the criteria for successful completion of the demonstration Determination of final grade: how the instructor(s) will determine final grades by proportioning examination scores as appropriate. See corresponding annex for model documents. Each subject matter in the course schedule should be prefaced by a number that corresponds to the subject area listed in the detailed teaching syllabus and course outline. . Re-test procedures: the training institute’s policy on re-tests of failed examinations. practical demonstrations. 2. Course Critique: Include a sample participant course evaluation form(s) or the training provider’s procedures for obtaining participant feedback to the school on the effectiveness of the instruction and instructors. the behavior to be observed. See corresponding annex for model documents. or simulation program. containing a summary of the syllabus by subject area with the number of hours for each lecture.4 Course Schedule All submissions must include a course schedule that outlines the length of each lesson.

Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 7 of 15 Revision No: 01 2. See corresponding annex for model documents. providing specific guidance on instructional strategies and techniques appropriate for the educational domain of each learning objective of each lesson. . The manual should address the major components of each instructional strategy for each lesson identified in the course schedule. All submissions will also include a participant manual as presented to trainees.5 Instructor and Participant Manuals All submissions must include an instructor's manual.

Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December. 2006 and effective January 1. 2008: . 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 8 of 15 Revision No: 01 Annex A: Ship Security Officer Course A1 • Additional Requirements Submitted SSO course packages sent to TC must meet the requirements listed in Table AVI/5 of Resolution MSC.209(81) titled ‘Adoption of Amendments to the Seafarers’ Training. Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code)’ adopted on May 18.

2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 9 of 15 Revision No: 01 .Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December.

Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 10 of 15 Revision No: 01 .

All IMO publications can be found at http://www.1 Detailed Teaching Syllabus Please refer to Part C of the IMO’s ‘Model Course 3.Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December. These materials are in accordance with Table A-VI/5 as shown above.19 Ship Security Officer (2003 Edition)’ document for guidelines. A2. Institutions are encouraged to refer to these documents during course design and development.imo. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 11 of 15 Revision No: 01 A2 Model Course Material The following model material and the information contained therein should be considered guidance rather than limiting obligations.org/ .

5 Ship and port operations and conditions Marine Security Policy 2.0 .2 Recognized Security Organizations 3.6 Ship Security Officer 3.2 Competences to be achieved 1.4 Current security threats and patterns 1.4 Legal implications of action or non-action by the Ship Security Officer 2.2 Operational limitations of security equipment and systems 5. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 12 of 15 Revision No: 01 A2. and recommendations 2.4 The ship 3.4 Security assessment information Security Equipment 5. codes.1 Security equipment and systems 5.5 The marine facility 3.0 1.2 Course Outline Document 1 2 3 4 5 Subject Area / Lesson Introduction 1.11Other personnel Ship Security Assessment 4.3 On-site security surveys 4.0 1.2 Relevant government legislation and regulations 2.10Marine Facility personnel with specific security duties 3.8 Marine Facility Security Officer 3.5 2.1 Contracting governments 3.2 Assessment tools 4.3 Definitions 2.3 The company 3. calibration and maintenance of security equipment and systems Hours 1.7 Company Security Officer 3.Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December.5 1.5 Handling sensitive security-related information and communications Security Responsibilities 3.1 Relevant national and international conventions.3 Testing.9 Shipboard personnel with specific security duties 3.1 Risk assessment methodology 4.1 Course overview 1.3 Historical perspective 1.

0 2.0 1. of persons posing potential security risks 7.6 Crowd management and control techniques 8 Ship Security Actions 8.5 Techniques used to circumvent security measures 7.3 Confidentiality issues 6.2 Methods of physical searches and non-intrusive inspections 7.2 Reporting security incidents 10.1 Purpose of the Ship Security Plan 6.2 Instructional techniques Total: 6 In addition to the above.1 Training requirements 11. time for a final examination should be allocated.1 Recognition and detection of weapons.1 Actions required at different security levels 8.0 1.2 Security drills and exercises 9.5 Approval of the Ship Security Plan 6. Recognition. and Response 7.3 Usage of the Declaration of Security 8.5 2.3 Implementing and coordinating searches 7.1 Contingency planning 9. and exercises 9. Drills.0 18 .5 2.3 Monitoring and control 10.Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December.4 Recognition.4 Implementation of security procedures 9 Emergency Preparedness. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 13 of 15 Revision No: 01 Subject Area / Lesson (cont’d) Ship Security Plan 6.5 Reporting nonconformities 11 Security Training 11.1 Documentation and records 10.4 Development of the Ship Security Plan 6.6 Implementation of the Ship Security Plan 6.3 Assessment of security drills and exercises 10 Security Administration 10.7 Maintenance and modification of the Ship Security Plan 7 Threat Identification. dangerous substances and devices 7.4 Security audits and inspections 10.2 Maintaining security of the ship/port interface 8. on a non-discriminatory basis. Hours 2.2 Contents of the Ship Security Plan 6.

of persons posing potential security risks 7.4 The ship 6.3 Course Program Schedule Day / Period Day 1 1st Period (1.2 Relevant government legislation and regulations 2.5 Techniques used to circumvent security measures 7.5 Ship and port operations and conditions 2.1 Contracting governments 3.6 Ship Security Officer 3.1 Recognition and detection of weapons.3 Definitions 2.7 Company Security Officer 3.5 The marine facility 3. and recommendations 2.2 Contents of the Ship Security Plan . codes.2 Competences to be achieved 1.5 Approval of the Ship Security Plan 6.4 Development of the Ship Security Plan 6.5 hours) 4.5 hours) 2 Marine Security Policy 3rd Period (1. calibration and maintenance of security equipment and systems 6 Ship Security Plan 6.1 Relevant national and international conventions.10 Marine Facility personnel with specific security duties 3.6 Crowd management and control techniques 2nd Period (1.7 Maintenance and modification of the Ship Security Plan 7 Threat Identification.1 Course overview 1. on a nondiscriminatory basis.2 Recognized Security Organizations 3.3 The company Day 2 3.8 Marine Facility Security Officer 3. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 14 of 15 Revision No: 01 A2.5 hours) 1 Introduction 1.1 Purpose of the Ship Security Plan 6.Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December.2 Operational limitations of security equipment and systems 5.3 Implementing and coordinating searches 7.5 hours) 3.1 Security equipment and systems 5.2 Methods of physical searches and non-intrusive inspections 7.4 Current security threats and patterns 1.9 Shipboard personnel with specific security duties 3. Recognition.11 Other personnel 4 Ship Security Assessment 4.1 Risk assessment methodology 4th Period (1. and Response 7.4 Legal implications of action or non-action by the Ship Security Officer 2.3 On-site security surveys 4.4 Recognition.2 Assessment tools 4.4 Security assessment information 5 Security Equipment 5. dangerous substances and devices 7.6 Implementation of the Ship Security Plan 6.3 Testing.3 Confidentiality issues 6.3 Historical perspective 1.5 Handling sensitive security-relation information and communications 3 Security Responsibilities 3.

4 Instructor Manual Please refer to Part D of the IMO’s ‘Model Course 3.4 Implementation of security procedures 9 Emergency Preparedness.19 Ship Security Officer (2003 Edition)’ document for guidelines.2 Security drills and exercises 9.5 hours) 9. Drills.1 Contingency planning 2nd Period (1. 2007 RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR APPROVED SHIP SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Submission Requirements and Course Standards Ref: Marine Security Page: 15 of 15 Revision No: 01 Day / Period Day 3 1st Period (1. All IMO publications can be found at http://www.imo.2 Instructional techniques In addition to the above.3 Usage of the Declaration of Security 8.4 Security audits and inspections 10. and exercises 9.org/ . A2.5 hours) 10 Security Administration 10.1 Training requirements 4th Period (1.2 Maintaining security of the ship/port interface 8.1 Actions required at different security levels 8.5 Reporting nonconformities 11 Security Training 11. time should be allocated for a final examination.5 hours) 11.3 Assessment of security drills and exercises 3rd Period (1.1 Documentation and records 10.2 Reporting security incidents 10.3 Monitoring and control 10.Transport Canada Guidance to Stakeholders Issue Date: December.5 hours) 8 Ship Security Actions 8.