Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties – online training course


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

Approved by

Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate: Inspectie Leefomgeving & Transport (IL&T).

Accepted by

The STCW-certificate is accepted by MCA(UK), EU-countries, Panama, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Malta, Liberia, Singapore, Cyprus, Isle of Man, Antigua & Barbuda, Marshall Islands.

For a complete overview of STCW parties with which the Netherlands has an undertaking in accordance with STCW Code Chapter I, Reg. 10 please click here.

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.

System requirements

PC with stable internet connection. A phone with camera for ID check.


  • After finishing the assessment you are required to do an electronic ID check using your mobile phone
  • This ID check is required by the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate
  • The ID check is carried out by a third party in the EU and is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant
  • Only after ID approval we will issue your certificate within 3 working days.


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)


  • The assessment consists of 20 multiple-choice questions and 3 open questions. The pass grade is 70 percent. Students who do not pass can review the course content and retake the assessment up to a maximum of 2 times.
  • NOTE: The online test results should not be older than three months when applying for the certificate.


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


To receive the certificate Security Training for seafarers with Designated Security Duties the following steps should be completed:

  • Create an account or log in if you already have an account. We offer company codes for companies that take multiple courses. We are happy to inform you about this possibility.
  • Select and purchase the correct training
  • Read the content of the training
  • Do the Multiple choice assessment
  • Answer 3 open questions
  • After finishing the assessment you are required to do an electronic ID check
  • Only after ID-approval we will issue your certificate within 3 working days

Company benefits

Are you working for a shipping company or maritime recruitment agency and do you book training courses more often (online)? As a business customer at Rood Boven Groen, you benefit from advantages. We are happy to inform you about the possibility te become a regular customer or affiliate partner.