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ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme

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September 2023

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    Duration: 1 year
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    Application Status: Open


Upon completion of the ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme, candidates have the following examination options:

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    Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE)

    It comprises 7 examinations (4 compulsory and 3 optional) which you can do over five years and lead to ICS Membership and full qualification.

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    Advanced Diploma (AD)

    Consists of Shipping Business examination plus Economics of Sea Transport or Legal Principles in Shipping Busines or one (1) elective module.

    AD can be selected when the candidates are not able to sit all seven modules in one examination period but wish to take the first step towards ICS Membership.

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    Foundation Diploma (FD)

    Consists of Introduction to Shipping examination plus Economics of Sea Transport or Legal Principles in Shipping Business or one (1) elective module.

    Foundation Diploma is a standalone qualification which counts towards your membership examinations (PQE).


Candidates with relevant professional or educational qualifications may apply for exemptions from a maximum of three (3) exams, by submitting the Exemption Application Form and the relevant documentation via

Exemption Fees: The exemption fee is 190 pounds per subject.

For further information about the procedure of applying for exemptions, please contact us or click on the following link: .


The results of the ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations May 2022 are now published!

To view your results you shall log in at

Congratulations to all students who sat the Institute exams last May. We are so proud of you!


Online Registration for the the Academic Year 2022-2023 opens JUNE 21st!

Find hereby the Exam Timetables of November 2022 and May 2023.



The Online Exam Registrations for the New Academic Year 2022-2023 open on Tuesday 21 June 2022.

If you wish to sit at the ICS Examinations 2022-2023 you should register online by visiting the following link:

Important Dates & Deadlines


Deadline for “Back to School” Discount: 13 September 2022

Final deadline for registration for November 2022 Exams:  11 October 2022

Deadline for deferment, exam centre or subject changes: 20 October 2022
(no further changes or deferments will be allowed after this date)

November 2022 exam week: 14-24 November 2022

November 2022 Exam Results published: 23 February 2023



Final deadline for registration for May 2023 Exams:  13 April 2023

Deadline for deferment, exam centre or subject changes: 19 April 2023
(no further changes or deferments will be allowed after this date)

May 2023 exam week: 15-25 May 2023

May 2023 Exam Results published: 26 August 2023


Student Registration Annual Fee (November 2022 – May 2023)

* The annual registration fee covers both November 2022 and May 2023 exam sessions.)

Discounted Examination Entry Fee (until 13 September 2022) £99 (Per Subject)
Standard Examination Entry Fee (from 14 September until 13 April 2023) £169 (Per Subject)
Exemption Fee £190 (Per Subject)
Deferment Fee £60 (Per Subject)
Examination Review £150 (Per Subject)

All prices are shown in £ GBP; fees payable to head office will be in £ GBP, local currency payable via Greek Branch, where applicable.


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