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MARPOL Standards, Waste Management, VGP, sVGP, and Ballast Water Regulations Onboard and Online

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Based in Middletown CA, MARPOL Training Institute is an ISO 9000 and DNV Certified training company providing various maritime environment and pollution regulations related training programs onboard and online.

The objectives are to help the customers avoid and mitigate fines while better understanding the regulations and advantages related to keeping the oceans clean. All the training programs are well researched with relevant content which can be easily absorbed.


Recipient of the 2017 NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Award, MARPOL Training Institute offers onboard training for Your Masters, Crew, and Engine on the ships while at sea.

The training is customized to provide each job type with the information required for the role. They also offer online training programs through their SCORM Compliant LMS.

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Training Programs




Onboard Training Courses

  • Meeting MARPOL Standards and Waste Management Best Practices (MMS) in English, Korean or Portuguese: Developed by shipping veterans and certified by DNV, computer-based Meeting MARPOL Standards teaches Officers, Superintendents, Port Captains and Crew what the regulations are and how to comply with them.
  • Vessel General Permit (VGP) 2013 (English): VGP 2013 was developed by shipping veterans to teach Officers, Superintendents, Port Captains and Crew the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Vessel General Permit (VGP) Regulations and how to comply with them.
  • Navigating Ballast Water Regulations (English): Teaches your staff everything they need to know about IMO’s Ballast Water Convention and how to comply with it.

Online Courses

  • Meeting MARPOL Standards (Crew) (English, Korean & Portuguese)
  • Meeting MARPOL Standards (Officers & Superintendents)  (English & Korean & Portuguese)
  • Waste Management Best Practices (English & Korean)
  • Vessel General Permit (VGP) 2013 (English)
  • Small Vessel General Permit (sVGP) (English)
  • Navigating Ballast Water Management  (English)

Other Programs

  • MARPOL Knowledge Assessment Tests (MKAT))
  • Customized E-Learning
  • Biofouling Management Plan
  • Garbage Management Plan

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2020