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ISPS Internal Auditor On-board

This course objective is to develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct a full audit of an organozation's Management System in the capacity of Internal Auditor dedicated for the ISPS Code. It will also give the confidence to effectively audit a Management system in accordance with internationally recognized best practice techniques.


Become a certified ISPS Internal auditor and demonstrate your commitment towards continual improvement through our course.


Aims & Objectives
  • Attract and retain customers by meeting their current and future needs
  • Identify the aims and benefits of a combined audit for ISPS
  • Interpret requirements for audit application
  • Plan, conduct and follow-up auditing activities that add real value
  • Access the latest auditor techniques and identify appropriate use
  • Build stakeholder confidence by managing processes in line with the latest requirements


Learning Outcomes

A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to:

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


Who should attend?
  • People involved in the internal audit process
  • People who wish to become competent ISPS Internal Auditors
  • Management Representatives
  • Quality managers & Directors
  • Consultants
  • Designated Persons Ashore (DPAs or CSOs) and assistants


Prerequisite skills & knowledge: Basic knowledge of ISO standards, ISPS code


Relative Conventions, Codes and Standards: ISO 19011:2011 - Guidelines for auditing management systems, ISPS code


Available in-house/distant learning? Yes


Created by: LiberoAssurance Continuous Professional Development Training Centre Level 1 - Accredited by Univab


Part A: ISPS Knowldge before audits
  • The definitions used in SOLAS XI-2 & ISPS Code Part A & B
  • Kinds of Verification
Duration and Validity of Certificates
Procedural Requirements for ISPS Code Audit
  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Main Definitions Elaboration
  • ISPS Criteria for Verification
  • Company Audit System and Obligations
  • Company’s Audit/Inspections and Ship Security Plan/ Assessment
  • Ship Audit/Inspection
  • Non Compliances, Corrective Actions and Certification
  • Opening and Closing Meetings
Tips for ISPS Internal Audit
  • Key focus areas of security internal audits
  • Control and compliance measures
  • On-scene Security Survey
  • Declaration of Security (DOS)
Case Studies
  • Case Studies – ROs guidance
  • Case Studies – additional guidance
    • Ship Security Assessment deficiencies
    • Ship Security Plan deficiencies 
Part B: Marine Management Systems Internal Auditor
  • What is an Audit?
  • Why Audit?
  • Tips to trained internal auditor
  • Difference between Internal and Lead Auditor
Internal Audit
  • Principles of auditing
  • Scheduled and unscheduled Audits
  • What to Audit – Technical Audit
  • Steps involved in internal audit
  • Scope of audit
  • Frequency of audit
  • Internal Audit process
Audit Steps
  • Performing audit activities
  • Audit Plan
  • Developing Checklists
  • Opening Meeting
  • Conducting the Audit
  • Recording Results
  • Non-Conformities & Non-Compliances
  • Closing Meeting (s)
  • Audit Report
  • Audit Follow-up Activities
Audit Programme
  • Establishing the Audit programme objectives
  • Identifying and evaluating audit programme risks
  • Process flow for the management of an audit programme
  • Managing an audit programme
  • Audit programme Implementation
Audit Tips & Techniques
  • Tips to trained internal auditor
  • Question Technique
  • Competence of the audit programme manager
Psychological factors during an audit
  • Attitudes and relationships
  • Obstacles & communication
  • Space & Time issues
  • Body language
  • Cultural factors
  • Principles of Listening & Auditing
  • The  Interview steps
Auditor’s Performance
  • Auditor’s Quality
  • The Auditors conduct
  • Auditor’s Code of Conduct
  • Auditor Characteristics
  • Auditor's personal behavior
  • The Auditee’s conduct
  • Audit team leader skills
  • How to evaluate an Auditor
  • Maintaining & Improving Auditor’s Competence
  • Auditor’s Competence IACS/RO Guidance
  • Auditor’s  Experience IACS/RO Guidance
Accreditation and Certification
  • Accreditation & Certification Bodies
  • Certification Process
Exam & Certification
  • Exam on ISPS Internal Auditor On-board
  • “ISPS Internal Auditor On-board” Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations (available for download)
  • No. of slides: 226


  • Reading lists and Resources: Available in presentations


Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 27
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrollment duration: 90 days (from the date of purchase)
  • CPD Points: 27
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 0.9


Assessment methods


% contribution to final mark

% Minimum passing grade

Exam on ISPS Internal Auditor On-board





Upon successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’.



   100% Online course
   CPD Accredited eCertificate – Global acceptance
   Downloadable course material
   E-learning Mobile App
   Enrolment: 3 months
   Flexible schedule
   Language: English


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200,00 €


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