Competence & Training is an IMCA core activity, providing guidance on competence assurance and assessment, training, and information on recruitment and careers in offshore, marine and underwater engineering.
Our competence assurance and assessment guidance provides members with a framework for creating their own in-house schemes for assessing and recording the competence of people working in safety-critical and other roles. It is especially designed for members who need to demonstrate the competence of their staff to clients and regulators and to adhere to standards such as ISO 9001.
Certification by industry-recognised third parties, as well as our own initiatives in this area, gives IMCA members access to a global training and competence development framework.
We recommend ways to members to promote awareness in government, universities, colleges and schools of the employment opportunities available in the offshore industry to talented and skilled personnel.
IMCA members can view further information on the work of the Competence & Training Core Committee in the IMCA members-only area of the website.
IMCA 's international competence framework allows the marine contracting industry to demonstrate the competence of its personnel
IMCA ’s training and education initiatives in a wide range of topics support the marine contracting industry
IMCA plays an important role in helping its members ensure and demonstrate the competence of their personnel
Freelance personnel can record and demonstrate their competence by completing the IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolios
IMCA's library holds over 200 guidance documents covering everything that you might need to know about the marine contracting industry
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Issue #12 of eCMID & AVI Update is now available online. It is designed to keep readers up to date with all aspects of IMCA's Common Marine Inspection Document and the accredited vessel inspector scheme.
IMCA has issued Safety Flash 03/17
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and their members with vessels active in US waters have welcomed news that the period for public consultation and comment has been extended by an additional 60 days.
IMCA has published information note IMCA SEL 01/17 regarding the US Maritime Advisory System.
IMCA has published information note IMCA M 01/17 regarding the US Maritime Advisory System.
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