CSC Training Scheme

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Cyprus Branch)

In close co-operation with the Cyprus Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber assists in the administration of the Understanding Shipping (US) course which is an annual introductory self study course for those new to the shipping industry and which has been running since 2000.

The US course has been customised to meet the particular requirements of the local Shipping Industry. Nine subjects are required to be studied via correspondence over a period of nine months starting from October and ending in June of the following year.

The Chamber also assists those who wish to sit the Professional Qualification Examinations (PQE) which are the entry level requirements for membership with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. The mission of the Institute is promoting professionalism in the shipping industry worldwide. Once you pass the examinations you are eligible to apply for membership.

The PQE examinations take place in Limassol each year in April under the surveillance of the Cyprus Branch of the Institute. The Enrolment procedure can commence any time from June and the Registration and Examination Entry procedure must be completed by early the following January.

The Member Company employees who may require any advice on either the US Course or the PQE are urged to make first contact with the Marine Officer, Mr. Chrysostomos Efthymiou at the Chamber’s Secretariat (Tel 25360717) or email