Ballast Water Management Compliance & PSC


This course includes all the basic requirements for compliance including deficiencies raised during Port State Control Inspections.


Learn the requirements and gain the knowledge required for effective implementation and compliance of the Ballast Water Management Convention through our BWM Compliance & Case Studies course.



Aims & Objectives
  • Provide the BWM latest news
  • Give clarification on US / USCG requirements
  • Provide Questions & Answers on practical problems during implementation of the BWM Convention


Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course you will be able to:

  • Understand better how to implement better the Convention
  • Be prepared to face PSC questions collected from real PSC inspections
  • Know the regulations and circulars to be considered for a BWMP
  • Implement BWMP taking into account the design & operational limitations


Who should attend?
  • Shore staff involved in planning compliance with the ballast water management legislation
  • Crew members
  • Anyone responsible for the BWM plan implementation.


Prerequisite skills & knowledge: Basic Knowledge on Balllast Water Management System


Relative Conventions, Codes and Standards: Ballast Water Management Convention


Available in-house/distant learning? Yes


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


Course contents
Ballast Water Management Compliance & PCS:

1. Latest on BWM Convention

Ballast Water Management Convention Summary

  • General
  • US and USCG
  • US and USCG/ Alternate Management System (AMS)
  • US and USCG/ EPA – Vessel General Permit (VGP)
  • US and USCG/ Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA)
  • US and USCG/ Discharge Performance Standards


2. BWM Convention Implementation


  • International Requirements
  • US Requirements
  • Ballast Water Exchange Methods
  • IMO circulars regarding BWM



Exam & Certification
  • Exam on Ballast Water Management Compliance & PCS
  • Ballast Water Management Compliance & PCS Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations (available for download)
  • No. of slides: 139


  • Reading lists and resources available in presentations


Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 17
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrollment duration: 90 days (from the date of purchase)
  • CPD Points: 17
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 0.6


Assessment methods


% contribution to final mark

% Minimum passing grade

Exam on Ballast Water Management Compliance & PCS)





On 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

150,00 € each

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