Following the completion of the ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme and the Institute’s Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE), successful students can then apply for membership, with all the career advantages and benefits that it confers.

Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is recognised worldwide and confirm that you belong to a professional body that gives you a competitive advantage in the dynamic environment of commercial shipping and the benefit of demonstrating your commitment to professionalism and your up to date knowledge.

Institute members combine the knowledge gained through study, proven through examination, with a business ethic based on “Our Word, Our Bond’ that imparts confidence into the industry worldwide. Institute members are shipping’s professionals.

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Enjoy worldwide connections with Shipping Professionals

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The letters MICS and FICS do make a point of difference in a very difficult and ever-changing service sector which remains dependent on the knowledge and trust of its key decision makers. Governments across the world seek the Institute’s opinion on relevant shipping issues.

As the largest network of shipping professionals, ICS membership is internationally recognised as a mark of professionalism in the shipping industry.

At the same time, being a member of the Institute will enable you to attend a range of events including seminars, dinners, workshops, lectures and training courses, all designed to help enhance the professional knowledge of our members and offer them a way to network and make the most of other members’ experience.