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Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Online Course

STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) is designed for all seafarers and gives you the basic information required to carry out security duties onboard, helping you to have heightened security awareness. The course is approved by the UK DfT Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Course overview

Course Title

Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Online Course

Course code





3 to 4 hours


Full description

This online, MCA approved STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) course is designed for all seafarers and is the compulsory and minimum training requirement for staff / crew who do not have assigned designated security duties on board vessels and mobile offshore units.

This course provides the knowledge required to enable personnel with basic security awareness in support of the Ships Security Plan. The course has been developed in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention and the Manila Amendments of 2010, which detail a mandatory requirement for all seafarers to receive security awareness training.

Course content

  • Introduction to Maritime Security
  • Key Threats
  • Plans, Policies and Procedures
  • Communication and Reporting

Once you purchase this course it is available to take immediately and can be found in the E-learning profile section of your account.

Please note you will not receive your certificate until your credentials have been verified (usually within 24 hours of receiving your ID). Once your credentials have been verified your certificate will be sent electronically to you immediately and a hard copy dispatched usually within 5-10 working days.

This course may also be referred to as Vessel Security Awareness VSA course.

Who should take this course?

All seafarers working on board vessels (where the ISPS code applies) who do not have designated security duties.


Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) STCW Reg. VI/6-1

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