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Certificate in Classification and Statutory Surveys

Certificate in Classification and Statutory Surveys

Certificate in Classification and Statutory Surveys, Study Class and Statutory Surveying – key distance learning training and education course

This course is ideal for anyone who works as, or alongside, marine surveyors and want to expand their knowledge of class and statutory surveys. The course is also beneficial to personnel engaged within classification societies and statutory bodies themselves.The course is of great benefit to others involved in the sector including insurers, lawyers, policy makers and industry associated consultants.

Over the 12 weeks of the course you will explore:

  • The different types of marine surveys in detail.
  • Roles and responsibilities of the marine surveyor.
  • The surveyors required knowledge of associated international laws and conventions.
  • Business skills and report writing.
  • The surveyor’s role in incident and accident investigation.
  • Technical skills required for hull, structural and engineering surveys.
  • Application of marine surveyor’s role in relation to specific cargoes or vessels.


Key Information

  • Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
  • Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Apply for this course via Lloyd’s Maritime Academy

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the history, development and background of the classification society.
  • Realise the importance of the statutory bodies within the marine surveying industry.
  • Recognise the process of classifying vessels in their various states.
  • Appreciate the problems with classing a vessel after construction.
  • Understand the transfer procedure between classification societies and how it affects the survey.
  • Recognise the steps undertaken in a class survey and how to prepare for them.
  • Understand and prepare for statutory surveys


  • Module 1 – Introduction to Classification and Statutory Surveys.
  • Module 2 – Classification Societies and Their Role.
  • Module 3 – Statutory bodies and Their Role.
  • Module 4 – Classification of Vessels.
  • Module 5 – Classification Surveys, What this involves and how to prepare for them.
  • Module 6 – Statutory Surveys, what this involves and how to prepare for them.

Course Director

EurIng Allan Larsen CEng CMarEng FRINA FIMarEST FCMS

Managing Director, Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants

Allan is a European Engineer registered with FEANI, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and a member of The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors in addition to holding professional accreditation as both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer.

Bespoke On-site Training

Larsens Marine Surveyors and Consultants provide the complete Training and Consultancy package for your business.

Larsen’s Marine Surveyors & Consultants are advocates of continual professional development (CPD) and up-skilling the marine industry workforce. At Larsen’s Marine Surveyors & Consultants, we can provide your company with a wide range of course subjects that will help your workforce to continue to deliver a professional service to your clients, here at Larsen’s Marine Surveyors & Consultants, we can call upon a wide range of maritime industry knowledge, with lecturers that have a wealth of experience within the maritime industry.

To see how we can help you company maintain and grow your workforce’s skills to compete in the modern high pressure maritime industry, contact us at [email protected] or via telephone at +44 (0)1472 826 820 to see how we can help.

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To discuss your training needs or find out more information call us on +44 (0)1472 826 820, send an  e-mail to [email protected] or use the contact button below to send us a quick message and we will contact you.