Facility Security Officer (FSO) Training

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Classroom Training
3 days
Facility Security Officers
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This course provides knowledge to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Facility Security Officer (FSO), in particular, the duties and responsibilities with respect to the security of a facility. This certified course meets the training requirements as defined by 33CFR 105.205 and Part B18.1 of the ISPS Code.


Learning Objectives

  • Security administration.
  • Relevant international conventions, codes and recommendations.
  • Relevant Government legislation and regulations.
  • Responsibilities and functions of other security organizations.
  • Methodology of vessel security assessment.
  • Methods of vessel security surveys and inspections.
  • Vessel and port operations and conditions.
  • Vessel and facility security measures.
  • Emergency preparedness and response and contingency planning.
  • Instruction techniques for security training and education, including security measures and procedures.
  • Handling sensitive security related information and security related communications.
  • Knowledge of current security threats and patterns.
  • Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices.
  • Recognition, on a non discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten the security.
  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures.
  • Security equipment and systems and their operational limitations.
  • Methods of conducting audits, inspection, control and monitoring.
  • Methods of physical searches and non-intrusive inspections.
  • Security drills and exercises, including drills and exercises with vessels.
  • Assessment of security drills and exercises.