Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties

STCW, Regulation VI/6,paragraph 4,5 & 6 and section A-VI/6.6-8


To receive a certificate the following steps should be completed:

  • Create an account or log in
  • Select and purchase the correct training
  • Read the content of the computer based training (CBT) Designated Security Duties
  • Take the exam with 20 multiple choice questions
  • Open your workbook
  • Print your workbook and bring it on board
  • Have the documents in the workbook and the tasks checked and stamped by your Ship Security Officer
  • Send all required documents to Rood Boven Groen

Rood Boven Groen will issue the original certificate within three working days.

Mandatory for

Seafarers on board of an ISPS ship who are assigned with security duties related to the Ship Security Plan.

Required qualifications

No specific requirements have been set.


STCW, Regulation VI/6,paragraph 4,5 & 6 and section A-VI/6.6-8

System requirements

PC/Mac with internet connection and a printer.


The course consists of the following parts:

  • Maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan
  • Recognition of security risks and threats
  • Undertake regular security inspection of the ship
  • Proper usage of security equipment and systems (if requited)


At the end of the training you will be assessed. This assessment consists of two parts.

  1. Multiple choice questions. 20 Multiple choice questions with a passing score of 70%. If you do not pass, you may read the content of the training again and start a new exam. You can take the exam up to a maximum of three times.
    2. Workbook including tasks to be checked and stamped by your Ship Security Officer on board. Here you can read more information about the workbook.


The approximate duration of the course is between six and eight hours.

Become a corporate client

Do you work for a shipping company or maritime agency? Become a corporate client of Rood Boven Groen. When you register as a corporate client of Rood Boven Groen you will benefit from many advantages.


  • Special discounts
  • Personal attention
  • Payment on account
  • The possibility to have multiple account logins
  • The option of installing the training on your own server for offline use
  • The option of adding your company logo to the online training environment

A printed certificate is given for the following training courses: ‘Security awareness’ and ‘Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity’ and ‘Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties’. The original certificates will be sent to your office within three working days of completing the training.

Should you be interested, please contact us at In addition, there is a subsidy scheme for our trainings that you may be able to use. For more information, please visit the website of the Scheepvaartnet website.