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Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) Online Course

Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) Online Course

The course covers the necessary knowledge to enable the trainee to undertake the duties and responsibilities of the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO), according to the requirements of the relevant international legislation. By the end of this course, participants will be able to perform duties of a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) or Assistant PFSO, as defined in section A/2.1.8 and section A/17.1 of the ISPS Code. Our PFSO course is prepared according to the requirements included in the IMO model course 3.21 for Port Facility Security Officer. Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to take on PFSO duties and responsibilities as defined in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

Aims & Objectives

  • Equip you with a thorough understanding of the ISPS Code
  • Present detailed information the best practices applied worldwide for port facility security requirements
  • Help participants become qualified as Port Facility Security Officers (PFSO)

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course you will:

  • Know the key contents of the ISPS Code, the related conventions, and legislation
  • Understand your main responsibilities as a PFSO
  • Grasp the main features of a Port Facility Security assessment
  • Discover requirements on security equipment and plan
  • Learn about security threats, emergency, drills and training
  • Be certified and able to take on the duties and responsibilities as defined in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code

Who should attend?

  • Port Facilities Security Officers
  • PFSO assistants
  • Port Facility Personnel involved in the Port Facility Security plan


The average time to complete this course is 38 hours. However, the learner will have 3 months of access to complete.


Learners are assessed by an exam, with the passing grade being a minimum of 60%.

Relative conventions: SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and ISPS code

Prerequisite skills & knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of port operations and basic security awareness on Port Facilities.
  • Familiarization with ISPS code is recommended.

Contact Us:

Email: service@greenstateoilandgas.com

Tel# Guyana: (592) 604-0261/225-8271/709-1772 / 503-7418

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Monday 9:00 am - 4.30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4.30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4.30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4.30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4.30 pm
Saturday 9:30-12:00 pm
Sunday Closed


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 4.30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4.30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4.30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4.30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4.30 pm
Saturday 9:30 an - 12:00 pm
Sunday Closed