Proficiency in Security Awareness Training

This course covers the mandatory training requirements for the issue of a Certificate of Proficiency in Security Awareness Training as set out in Regulation VI/6, Para 1 & 2, Section A-VI/6, Para 4, Table A-VI/6-1 of the STCW 1978 as amended.

On successful completion of this course, the participants will acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency related to the security of a ship; including, but not limited to knowing the meaning of and the consequential requirements of the different security levels, knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans, recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices, recognition of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security and techniques used to circumvent security measures

Course Intake Limitations

Maximum 30 students per course.


All training and instructions will be delivered by properly qualified lecturers who have the qualifications specified in MSN 25/2016 issued by the Director General of Merchant Shipping, Merchant Shipping Secretariat, Sri Lanka.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

2 course per month (as per monthly schedule /on demand)


1 day

Entry Requirements

Participants for this course shall be:

  • Persons who have completed an approved training programme as a Cadet or Rating
  • Ratings who have approved shore experience, upon submitting a letter of approval issued by the Shipping Office
  • Service personnel, who should submit a letter of approval issued by the Shipping Office

All participants should have a valid medical certificate issued in accordance with STCW Reg. 1/9, Section A-1/9.