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ISM Designated Person Basic Training Course

The Designated Person (DP), as defined by the ISM Code, plays a major part in delivering the Safety Management System of a shipping company. It is the DP's responsibility to create the proper mind-set, attitudes and behaviour of the company employees working ashore in support of a vessel's operations. It is also the DP's responsibility to support and promote a positive attitude to safety and environmental protection by those working on ships. The DP is a key link in the safety chain. Designated Person Basic ISM Training Course, produced in association with the World Maritime University (WMU).

Target User

This course is for anyone aspiring to the role of Designated Person

Course Outcomes

This course is a comprehensive multimedia package designed to deliver the knowledge and training necessary to carry out the role of the 'Designated Person'. It is based on the professional development course offered by the World Maritime University.


  • Module 1History of ISM and DP Overview
  • Module 2 International legislation
  • Module 3 Risk Assessment
  • Module 4 Legal, Commercial and Insurance Issues
  • Module 5 Auditing
  • Module 6 Communications

Course Duration Approx 25 hours

Module and Final Test

At the end of each Module there is a test to check knowledge of the material within the Module. At the end of each Module there is a test to check knowledge of the material within the Module and a Final Test comprising questions from all the modular tests. These interactive tests are taken online and the scores are recorded to our secure online database. There is also provision to print test certificates for your records. The final test completion certificate should be printed and authenticated* by a supervisor before being submitted to Videotel.


A candidate who would like to gain a certificate must first enrol with Videotel. The candidate will need to submit all the necessary documentation and meet the minimum criteria in assessment. Make sure that you contact Videotel at the outset to find out the enrolment and certification process by e-mail to courses@videotel.com


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