IMCA’s training and education initiatives support the marine contracting industry in equipping personnel with the diverse skills required today and in the future.

Topics range from basic safety and induction training for marine crew and non-marine personnel to assessor training and the use of simulators. The Competence & Training Committee oversees training initiatives throughout IMCA.

In general, IMCA’s role in training is limited to offering guidance on course content, entry level requirements and related topics, with actual courses and training provision developed and delivered by individual training establishments.

IMCA has a special membership category for training establishments, to facilitate dialogue on the needs and expectations of the industry with regard to training outcomes and to help in identifying appropriate syllabi and keeping these organisations updated on technical developments and IMCA guidance.