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The aim of the SIRE Inspector Accreditation course is to train candidates to conduct inspections and compile inspection reports on behalf of the OCIMF member who submits reports into the SIRE database.

About the SIRE Inspector Accreditation Programme

The programme of SIRE Inspector Accreditation courses aims to train Applicants to conduct vessel inspections and write inspection reports on behalf of OCIMF Submitting Companies who submit these reports into the SIRE database.

The SIRE Inspector Accreditation programme is organised and managed by OCIMF; however, all new Applicants must be nominated by a SIRE Submitting Company in order to gain a place on a course.

A list of OCIMF Submitting Companies can be found on the OCIMF website. 

Please read the SIRE Inspector Accreditation Guidelines for more information.

Training courses have been scheduled considering the potential impact of COVID-19 and the training of Inspectors for SIRE 2.0. OCIMF will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19.

All New Inspector courses and Refresher Courses in 2022 will be delivered using a blended approach of online learning and instructor-led training sessions. All instructor-led sessions will be delivered via an online platform.

Current Cat-1 Inspectors will be contacted by OCIMF & allocated a place on one of the Refresher Courses in 2022.

SIRE Inspector Training and Accreditation Guidelines 

2022 SIRE (CAT1) New Inspector Courses

Training of new Inspectors under SIRE 2.0 will commence in the second half of 2022. A full schedule of courses for new Inspectors will be announced in a separate bulletin in January 2022.

Applications for new inspector courses will be received only once the schedule of courses for new Inspectors is announced.

ECDIS Training (SIRE Cat-1)

All candidates for the SIRE Cat-1 New Inspector courses must have completed an ECDIS training course and must submit their ECDIS course certificate when completing the registration process.

In addition, all new and existing SIRE Cat-1 Inspectors are required to have undertaken a one-day ECDIS training course for inspectors. Those that have not undertaken this course will be allocated to a course and will be notified accordingly.

Please note that anyone applying to become a new CAT1 Inspector must provide an ECDIS course certificate at the time of registration.

CAT 3: SIRE Cat-3 New Inspector training courses will be announced in January 2022 along with the Cat-1 schedule for new inspector courses.

The on-line process for registration on SIRE CAT1 & CAT3 courses

Submitting Companies nominating Applicants are responsible for sending a link to their nominated Applicant which will allow the Applicant to register and provide evidence demonstrating their eligibility as per the SIRE Accreditation Guidelines under the current SIRE Programme.

The Submitting Company that has nominated the Applicant will then review and approve all supporting documents before these are provided to OCIMF for a final review and confirmation. Detailed Instructions on how to nominate/invite a candidate to apply are available to members from their resources area within the SIRE programme.

Applications for New Inspector courses should be submitted at the earliest opportunity once Registration is open in 2022 to allow sufficient time to process the application, setup courses and in the event of face-to-face courses, arrange logistics such as the setup of venues, visa applications, accommodation, and travel arrangements.

OCIMF will review courses 3 months prior the course start date to determine if a course will take place.

Registration for New Inspector Courses will close 3 weeks before the date of the scheduled course or once the course becomes full, whichever is earlier.

Observers

Observer places on Accreditation Courses are granted on a case-by-case basis.

2022 SIRE 2.0 (CAT 1) Transition Training, SIRE 1.0 (CAT 1) Refresher and ECDIS courses

SIRE Cat-1 Refresher Training and Transition Training courses for

SIRE 2.0 including Human Factors and Soft Skills

Location (Time zone)

Month

Date

Asia

Jan

17 - 21 Jan

USA

Jan

24 - 28 Jan

Europe

Jan/Feb

31 Jan - 4 Feb

Asia

Feb

7 - 11 Feb

Asia

Feb

14 - 18 Feb

Europe

Feb

21 - 25 Feb

Asia

Feb/Mar

28 Feb - 4 Mar

USA

Mar

7 - 11 Mar

Asia

Mar

14 - 18 Mar

Europe

Mar

21 - 25 Mar

Asia

Mar/Apr

28 Mar - 1 Apr

Europe

Apr

4 - 8 Apr

2022 SIRE (CAT3) Refresher Courses

SIRE Cat-3 REFRESHER COURSES

Location (Time zone)

 Course

Month

Date

USA

SIRE CAT-3 Refresher Course

(North America)

Apr

11 - 12 Apr

Europe

SIRE CAT-3 Refresher Course

(Europe)

Apr

25 - 26 Apr

USA

SIRE CAT-3 Refresher Course

(South America)

Apr

28 - 29 Apr

2021 SIRE (CAT3 for North America Region) Refresher Courses

15-19 November 2021 USA

There is no charge for inspectors to attend a SIRE Refresher/ECDIS course but costs associated with travel to and from the course, the inspector’s time, accommodation and additional meals are for their own account

NOTE: All courses will only run if there are sufficient attendees.

Please note that course dates are subject to change/cancellation.

In the event of cancellation of courses OCIMF will make every effort to accommodate confirmed candidates on another course. Travel and accommodation expenses will be the responsibility of the candidate or, where agreed, the Submitting Company that is nominating the Applicant.

OCIMF does not accept liability, obligation or responsibility for any loss incurred.

Please contact anita.borsberry@ocimf.org with reference to Cat-1 courses.

Please contact louise.Britchford@ocimf.org with reference to Cat-3 courses.