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Guidelines & Pathways

01

Register yourself at:

http://www.shipbrokers.org

02

Pay the registration fee (to your local branch)

https://www.ics.org.uk/exams-/education-prices-202324

03

Choose your qualifications

  • Foundation Diploma (FD*) ?

    • Introduction to Shipping + An optional subject (see item 6)​

  • Advanced Diploma (AD**) ?

    • Shipping Business + An optional subject (see item 6)​

  • Professional Qualification Examinations (PQE***) ?

    • 4 compulsory subjects + 3 optional subjects (see items 5 & 6)​

*/** FD or AD will not make you a member (MICS)

*/** Can continue to PQE with exams passed

*** Only PQE leads to a membership (MICS) application 

04

Choose which session(s) to sit*

  • May Exams

  • November Exams

* Exams can be taken in random order

05

Pay your exam fees (Early bird discounts apply)

https://www.ics.org.uk/exams-/education-prices-202324

05

Get prepared for compulsory subjects*

  • Introduction to Shipping (IS)

  • Legal Principles in Shipping Business (LPSB)

  • Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade (EST)

  • Shipping Business

* Exemptions apply, please see: https://www.ics.org.uk/learning/exemptions

06

Choose your optional subjects*

  • Dry Cargo Chartering (DCC)

  • Ship Operations & Management (SOM)

  • Ship Sale & Purchase (SP)

  • Tanker Chartering (TC)

  • Liner Trades (LT)

  • Port Agency (PA)

  • Logistics & Multi-Modal Transport (LMMT)

  • Port & Terminal Management (PTM)

  • Offshore Support Industry (OS)

  • Shipping Law (SL)

  • Marine Insurance (MI)

  • Shipping Finance (SF)

* Exemptions apply, please see: https://www.ics.org.uk/learning/exemptions

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