Dear Students,

For the first time exams will be available twice in the year in November 2014 and April 2015 at selected examination centres worldwide.

Fortunately, Vancouver was chosen to participate, so don’t miss out to take advantage of this opportunity!  To help you plan for this academic year, some key documents can be downloaded using below links:


The deadline for registration for November exams is 10th October 2014. For registering, you can contact the local Branch (Carol Jensen, Email: along with the complete application form or contact the head office



One of the ICS’ important principles is to make its education and examination as accessible as possible to students, wherever they are located.  The annual student registration fee is £75. A single payment will cover the complete academic year, including the November and April exam sessions. Note: Students from last year still need to re-register again for this year.

The ‘early discount’ exam fee has been reduced to only £60 for students who sign up before the 10th October 2014.


Offered subjects in November 2014:

In November 2014 the Institute will be offering exams for the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Shipping
  • Shipping Business
  • Legal Principles in Shipping Business
  • Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade
  • Dry Cargo Chartering
  • Ship Operations & Management
  • Port Agency
  • Liner Traders

If you are taking the Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) – you need to sit a minimum of two exams in your first year (one of which must be Shipping Business, and can pick and choose how many to take thereafter from the syllabus which can be reviewed under

If you are taking the Foundation Diploma – It involves taking the Introduction to Shipping paper plus one other subject from the group 2 list of Optional Papers of the ICS syllabus.

If you are taking the Advanced Diploma – It involves taking the ICS benchmark paper Shipping Business plus one other subject from the group 2 list of Optional Papers of the ICS syllabus.


Course Books

For book ordering, please fill up complete form available at and email it to




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