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ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme

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September 2024

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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 195 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 November 2023 will be published on February 22nd, 2024!

To view your results you shall log in at

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


Online Registration for the the Academic Year 2023-2024 opens JUNE 12th!

Find hereby the Exam Timetables of November 2023 and May 2024.



The Online Exam Registrations for the New Academic Year 2023-2024 open on Monday 12 June 2023.

If you wish to sit at the ICS Examinations 2023-2024 you should register online by visiting the following link:

Important Dates & Deadlines


Deadline for “Back to School” Discount: 25 September 2023

Final deadline for registration for November 2023 Exams:  19 October 2023

Deadline for deferment, exam centre or subject changes: 26 October 2023
(no further changes or deferments will be allowed after this date)

November 2023 exam period: 20-30 November 2023

November 2023 Exam Results published: 22 February 2024



Final deadline for registration for May 2024 Exams:  11 April 2024

Deadline for deferment, exam centre or subject changes: 18 April 2024
(no further changes or deferments will be allowed after this date)

May 2024 exam period: 13-23 May 2024

May 2024 Exam Results published: 22 August 2024


Student Registration Annual Fee (November 2023 – May 2024)

* The annual registration fee covers both November 2023 and May 2024 exam sessions.)

Discounted Examination Entry Fee (until 25 September 2023) £105 (Per Subject)
Standard Examination Entry Fee (from 26 September until 11 April 2024) £179 (Per Subject)
Exemption Fee £195 (Per Subject)
Deferment Fee £65 (Per Subject)
Examination Review £160 (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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