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ISM Lead Internal Auditor Online Certification - Virtual Maritime Academy

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ISM Lead Internal Auditor Training by Virtual Maritime Academy (VMA), Transport Canada & CPD Approved Online Training Center


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Established in 2019, Virtual Maritime Academy (VMA) is a fully online institution recognized by Transport Canada for STCW Maritime Security training, ensuring adherence to or surpassing the rigorous standards set by IMO - STCW, ISM, and ISPS for education and training. The courses are available online on-demand, facilitating accessibility from anywhere around the globe.

The International Safety Management (ISM) Code sets requirements for mitigating safety and pollution risks within shipboard operations. This directive places a significant onus on companies overseeing ship management. Due to its broad scope, the Code applies universally, necessitating varying levels of comprehension and awareness among different management tiers, whether ashore or at sea.

The ISM Lead Internal Audit Online Course offers a comprehensive pathway to grasp the interpretation, application, and execution of full audits of organizational management systems in the Lead Auditor capacity. It covers all requisite topics outlined by the ISM Code for empowering individuals assigned to the Internal Auditor role with an in-depth understanding of their duties and obligations.

ISM Lead Internal Auditor Online

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ISM Lead Internal Audit Certification

The core objective of this course is to furnish participants with the knowledge and skills essential for conducting thorough audits of an organization’s Safety Management System as specialized Internal Auditors focusing on the ISM Code. The course endeavors to imbibe participants with the confidence necessary to conduct audits of Safety Management Systems by globally recognized best practices. 

  • Regulations: ISM Code & ISO 19011:2018 Guidelines for auditing management systems
  • The course lasts approximately 7 hours and can be completed at your own pace
  • The course is fully online and there is no requirement to attend the assessments in a classroom
  • The learners are required to submit their official Photo ID which is required by Transport Canada
  • Upon successful completion of the online course, a hard copy of the certificate will be mailed without any charges.
  • Acceptance: This is an internationally recognized course

ISM Lead Internal Auditor Course Content

  • Plan, conduct, report, and follow up on an ISM audit
  • Identify the purpose and benefits of a management system
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of the Internal Auditor
  • Apply audit principles in relation to ISM and verification for certification



LAST UPDATED ON May 12, 2024