Reference to standard: IMO ISPS Code. IMO Model course 3.21.

This course aims to provide knowledge to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO), as defined in the ISPS Code, Part A, and in particular the duties and responsibilities with respect to the security of a port facility, for ensuring the development (or for developing) of a port facility security assessment, for ensuring the development (or for developing), implementation, maintenance and updating of a port facility security plan and for liaising with Ship Security Officers (SSOs) and with Company Security Officers (PFSOs). 

This training course was designed according to the requirements of ISPS Code helps future PFSO successfully fulfill their duties according to the ISPS Code. Short input presentations demonstrate ISPS Code requirements and encourage discussions. In addition the participants are able to obtain assistance for the implementation of the ISPS Code in every port facility – another measure to ensure worldwide maritime security. 


Basic legislature, international and national 

Types of Threats – Counter-measures – Function of the port facility personnel

Safety equipment & security measures for the different security levels

Significance of the Port Facility Security Assessment (PFSA) and the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) as well as inspection tasks for evaluation

Implementation of PFSA and PFSPs incl. audit requirement

Coordination and cooperation with the ships

Communication between CSO – SSO – PFSO incl. Declaration of Security 

Collaboration with contracting governments and designated authorities, incl. knowledge about interfaces with the ships and companies 

The combined study course consists of online study at home or at Reval training center and passing a written test at Reval training centre. In the morning of the day indicated in the schedule, we will send you e-mail instructions for logging in to the virtual learning environment. You may take you digital study at home or at Reval Training Centre, but for written test you have to arrive to Reval training centre.

Approval: Course is approved by Estonian Transport Agency

Course language: English, Estonian, Russian

Instruktorid/Instructors/Инструкторы: Urmas Piir