Improving Your Professionalism with ICS

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) is unique in its ability to award individuals the recognition of professional status conferred to those who qualify for membership.  It is authorized for this purpose by Royal Charter.  Membership of ICS denotes a standard of professionalism that will enhance your career.

As a truly international provider of professional maritime training, ICS offers an unrivaled learning experience.  Students can start courses at any stage in their career and either break studying into manageable chunks by taking individual diplomas or embark on the full qualifying programme.  Examinations are conducted in April each year and all ICS qualifications are internationally recognized and respected.


Membership with the ICS is wholly unique.  Aside from the various professional reading and tangible discounts and benefits members can expect to receive, the ICS point of difference is that its members enjoys a huge number of career-based benefits.  ICS membership provides networking opportunities that transcend hierarchies and borders.  Numerous events are held globally by ICS branches including seminars, dinners, workshops, lectures and training courses.  ICS also publishes a monthly e-zine, and a quarterly professional magazine, sent to all members to keep them up to date with latest developments and Institute activities and events.


This site describes the steps that can be taken towards membership as well as study options and other qualifications offered by ICS.  Or for further information, please visit our head office website at




  • January 24, 2018 12:00Vancouver: ICS Canada Branch BOD Meeting
  • January 25, 2018 17:00Vancouver: ICS Open Day
  • January 25, 2018 18:00Montreal: ICS Open Day
  • February 22, 2018November Exams results will be published
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