The course is intended to provide the knowledge required to enable persons without designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to enhance ship security in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI – 2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and section A-VI/6-1 of the STCW Code, as amended.

This knowledge shall include, but is not limited to: 1) The meaning and the consequential requirements of the different security levels. 2) Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans. 3) Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices. 4) Recognition , on a non- discriminator basis, of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security. 5)Techniques used to circumvent security measures


Those who successfully complete this course should achieve thee required standard of competence enabling them to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness and the ability to recognize security threats and to respond appropriately.

Target group/s

This course is mandatory for any individual who intends to pursue a career at sea or offshore.

Duration & Delivery

One (1) day. Classes are from 08:00 to 16:00 hrs.




This course is modular and consists of the following:

  • Maritime Security Policy
  • Security Responsibilities
  • Threat identification, Recognition and Response
  • Ship Security Actions
  • Emergency Preparedness, Drills and Exercises


Upon successful completion of all training requirements, you will receive a certificate from the Institute


After completion of this course, a written evaluation will be administered to ascertain feedback from all participants.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for course to be considered


Attained a minimum age of 17 years

Basic Skills

Basic Literacy skills


Two (2) form of Identification (Drivers Permit/License, Passport, ID Card and or Birth Certificate)

One (1) Passport sized photograph (Photos must have white background).

Additional Requirements

A valid Basic Training Certificate.

Steps To Follow

1 - Gather Documents

Gather required documents and get scanned copies of each document.

  1. Two (2) forms of Identification (Drivers Permit/License, Passport, ID Card and or Birth Certificate)
  2. One (1) Passport sized photograph (Photos must have white background). You can do a selfie shot.
  3. For the course Basic Training a valid Medical Form
  4. For those that are upgrading or re-validating require a valid Basic Training Certificate 
  5. See list of courses that require a valid Basic Training Certificate to be submitted

2 - Register

Register online or bring your documents and register at the office.

3 - Wait for Contact

Once your application is completed and approved, an officer will contact you regarding attending the class

4 - Make Payment

Once your registration has been approved, you will be given instructions on making a payment.

5 - Attend Scheduled Class

Attend all the scheduled classes and pass exams

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply to take courses at CFTDI?

You can apply online, call or come in to our offices for information.

Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute

Western Main Road, Chaguaramas,

Trinidad, W.I.

Telephone: (868) 634-4276/1635


How are classes delivered?

Courses are delivered via blended learning. Practical classes are taught physically on location at the institute and theory classes are provided online.

Do I have to be a national of Trinidad and Tobago?

No. Once you meet the basic requirements for entry you will be able to qualify.

Is there parking available for students on the campus?

Yes and parking is free.

"Providing Training in the Maritime & Fishing Industry"

An Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.