The Professional Qualifying Examinations are the main pathway to membership with the ICS and will provide you with full professional status. It is one of the world’s most recognisable qualifications and illustrates the developed knowledge and understanding of the commercial shipping industry.
To be eligible for membership, you will need to complete a total of seven papers. Four compulsory and three optional. This may be reduced by exceptions if you have other recognised maritime related qualifications.
By starting on the PQE it means you need to sit a minimum of two exams in your first year (one of which must be Shipping Business), and can choose how many to take thereafter from the Groups mentioned below. Once you have completed your PQEs you will be eligible to apply for membership with the Institute.
- Subjects are taught weekly and classes run every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Term Dates for 2021-2022
- 13th September 2021 – 31st March 2022
(3 weeks break for Christmas and New Year holidays from 13th December 2021 until 2nd January 2022)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about schedule & subjects offered.
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)
Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers means much more than the initials after your name. As the largest network of professional shipbrokers, managers and agents, ICS membership is internationally recognised as a mark of professionalism in the shipping industry.