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American Bureau of Shipping ABS Academy - Maritime and Offshore Programs

Professional Maritime Training Programs & eLearning Courses at ABS Academy 

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The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Academy is a global educational institution that provides specialized training and certification programs for professionals working in the marine and offshore industries. The Academy is part of the ABS. Founded in 1862, The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a marine and offshore classification services society. The society is headquartered in Houston, Texas with worldwide offices in UK, Singapore and China

The ABS Academy offers a range of courses and programs focused on developing technical and managerial skills in areas such as marine engineering, naval architecture, offshore operations, and safety management. These programs are designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of professionals, including engineers, surveyors, shipbuilders, and marine inspectors.

The ABS Academy has a team of experienced instructors and industry experts who deliver high-quality training using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The Academy also offers e-learning courses and distance learning options to provide flexibility and accessibility to professionals around the world.

In addition to its training programs, the ABS Academy provides consulting services to help organizations improve their safety and operational performance. This includes risk assessments, safety management system development, and regulatory compliance support.

ABS Academy has been providing training courses and career development programs for many of the world’s leading shipowners and shipbuilders, both onsite and at the specialized ABS Academy training centers. Training courses have been customized to meet the needs of individual companies. These range from simple recombination of existing courses to the development of specific curricula, particular to a company’s procedures and operations. 

ABS Academy’s criteria are based on best training practices from major ship management companies. The Certification of Maritime Training (CMT) program aligns with STCW and other applicable national and flag State requirements, as well as recognized industry guidelines for maritime training. ABS Academy courses satisfy the requirements of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), the IMO, and The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) for continuous professional development.

ABS Training Programs

Classroom Training

  • Ballast Water Management
  • Behavior-Based Safety: Awareness and Implementation
  • Drilling Systems Classification Requirements
  • Drydocking and Repairs
  • Dynamic Positioning System Installations
  • Effective Safety Management Implementation: DPA Requirements
  • Electrical and Automation Systems
  • Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Areas and High-Voltage Plants
  • Fire and Lifesaving Aspects of Floating Offshore Installations
  • Floating LNG Facility Classification Requirements
  • FPSO/FSO Classification Requirements
  • FPSOs/FSOs: Structural Assessment
  • Hazardous Areas Classification
  • Hull Inspection and Maintenance Program: Qualified Inspector
  • Hull Inspections for Superintendents
  • Hull Outfitting
  • Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Implementation
  • In-Service Classification and Statutory Surveys for MODUs
  • Integrated Management Systems Internal Auditor
  • ISM Code Lead Internal Auditor
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems Internal Auditor
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems Transition
  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Transition
  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Internal Auditor
  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Transition
  • ISPS Code Internal Auditor
  • LNG-Fueled Vessels: Technical and Operational Overview
  • Machinery Outfitting
  • Management of Change
  • Marine Crisis Management and Emergency Response
  • Maritime Labour Convention (ILO MLC, 2006) Compliance
  • Maritime Labour Convention (ILO MLC, 2006) Internal Inspector
  • Maritime Labour Convention: Awareness and Implementation
  • Maritime Risk Assessment
  • MARPOL and SOLAS Requirements
  • Orientation to In-Service Classification and Statutory Surveys
  • Orientation to New Construction Classification and Statutory Requirements
  • Qualified Marine Assessor (Based on IMO Model Courses 1.30 and 3.12)
  • Risk Assessment Implementation
  • Role of HSQEEn Auditor and the Auditing Process
  • Shaft Alignment for Superintendents
  • SM Code Internal  Auditor
  • Tanker Management and Self-Assessment (TMSA 3) Awareness
  • Tanker Management and Self-Assessment (TMSA 3) Transition and Implementation
  • Train-the-Trainer (USCG Accepted)
  • Train-the-Trainer: Presentation Skills
  • Welding Inspections for Superintendents
  • Welding, Metallurgy, Inspections, and Nondestructive Examination

Web-Based Training

abs certified maritime courses

  • ABS-Classed Vessels: Oil Tankers (2 hours)
  • Basic Drilling And Well Control (5.25 hours)
  • Blueprint Reading And Interpretation (4 hours)
  • Common Engineering Principles and Practices (11.5 hours)
  • Electrical Systems (12 hours)
  • Hazardous Areas (8 hours)
  • Main Electric Power ( 8 hours)
  • Materials Overview (22.5 hours)
  • MODU Electrical Systems (4 hours)
  • MODU Overview (3 hours)
  • MODU Piping Systems (6 hours)
  • Nondestructive Evaluation (7 hours)
  • Piping Systems: General (13.5 hours)
  • Port State Control (6.5 hours)
  • Shaft Alignment (17 hours)
  • Thickness Measurements For Offshore Units (6.5 hours)
  • Thickness Measurements For Vessels (6.5 hours)
  • Welding Inspector (15 hours)

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LAST UPDATED ON Jul 29, 2023