Exam Schedule, Fees and Forms

Exam Schedule

Canada Branch offers exams annually in April and November, so students can take their exams in a location convenient for them.  Annual exam schedules are posted in September.

Examination timetable Nov 2017

Exam Locations

Students registering through the Canada Branch Office, can write at the following approved Exam centers, located at:

  1. Montreal: Shipping Federation of Canada, 326-300 St. Sacrament Street, Montreal, Quebec
  2. Vancouver: ICS Canada Branch, 100-1111, West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

If any of these locations are not workable, then the student should contact Head Office of  ICS London to arrange some other agreed venue, and  invigilator.   Alternate locations must be arranged well in advance.

Depending on the number of students, some exam locations can be bundled. Before you select location to write exams, please check with ICS Canada Branch or ICS Head Quarters.

Exam Rules Poster


Registration and Entry

Student Registration Form 2017-2018


Once the student has confirmed their exemptions and chosen the subjects to study, the student will need to register with the Institute and enter for the desired exams.  The student must register every year that examinations are taken and sit exams in either November or April session or both.

Choose your subjects and how you wish to study:

  • TutorShip, the Institute’s distance learning course;
  • Using your local Institute Teaching Centre (ITC);
  • Self-study using the Institute’s course books.


Online registration

The Institute’s next academic year opens on 1st August 2017

To sit an exam with the Institute during the 2017/18 academic year, you will need to register as a student. This can be done after 1st August online at www.shipbrokers.org.

2017/18 online registration opened on 1st August

After 1st August:

New students – If you have not registered before with the Institute then you can use www.shipbrokers.org to manage your new student account with the Institute. As a new student you will need to register by clicking on the Register button at the top of the page at www.shipbrokers.org.

Returning students – If you are a student who has previously taken exams with the Institute you will have a login username and password already created, this means you can start registering as a 2017/18 student, this can be done online at www.shipbrokers.org. Simply use your registered email address, requesting a new password via the ‘Forgot Password’ button.

Please email enquiries@ics.org.uk, if you are unsure to obtain these details. You must include your student number, date of birth and your email address used at the time of your last registration, so that the Education team can quickly locate your records.

Once registered online, you can manage your own account, update your contact information (this information is only used by the Institute to send important information), and also view previous years exams as well as other information related to your profile, such as any subject exemption granted.

Please visit the following links for further information on pricing and/or key dates and deadlines for 2017/18.

For any further advice please contact the education team at enquiries@ics.org.uk


Fee Schedule*

ll prices are shown in £ GBP; fees payable to head office will be in £ GBP, local currency payable via an Institute Branch and / or Institute Teaching Centre (ITC), where applicable.

Student Registration (annual fee)

Deadlines apply, please click here for details

£115 per year (August/May)
Examination Entry

Deadlines apply, please click here for details

£75 per subject, until 12th September

£125 per subject, until 3rd April 2018

Exemptions £160 per subject granted (max. of three per student)
TutorShip (includes course material and exam entry)

Does not include ICS Student registration

£575 per subject
Course books £95 per book RRP

£85.50 for registered students (10% discount)

postage and packaging prices may vary

Post examination review

Deadlines apply, please click here for details


Deadlines apply, please click here for details

£45 per subject
Autumn PREP Revision Weekend (7 – 8 October 2017)

Spring PREP Revision Weekend (5 – 8 April 2018)

£850 with accommodation, £700 without accommodation

£975 per person (residential course)

Discounts available for TutorShip students

Administration fee £25 (or multiple thereof*)

*Depending on the nature of the request, the Institute reserves the right to charge multiples of this fee covering additional administration required to complete the request satisfactorily.* Please note that for exams taken in the Canadian Examination Centers fees may be paid in Canadian dollars if registration is done through the Canada Branch.

Students may also register with Head Office in UK and pay directly to ICS in London.

Refund Policy


To sit an exam with the Institute and request an exemption(s) during the 2017/8 academic year, you will need to register as a student. This can be done online at www.shipbrokers.org from 1st August 2017.

Candidates with relevant professional or educational qualifications may apply for exemptionsfor a maximum of three subjects. Exemptions are only available to registered students of the Institute each academic year, for example, between August and May each year.

The exemption fee for 2017/8 is £150 GBP per subject.

Exemption Request Form 2017-2018

USA and Canada Exemptions 2017-18


  • December 19, 2017 17:00Montreal: Christmas Pub Night
  • January 17, 2018 12:00Vancouver: ICS Canada Branch BOD Meeting
  • January 25, 2018 17:00Vancouver: ICS Open Day
  • January 25, 2018 18:00Montreal: ICS Open Day
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