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ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme

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January 2022

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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 185 pounds per subject.

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


We are glad to announce that the examination results of ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations May 2021 are now PUBLISHED.

To view your results you should log in at


Please note that the Online Registration for the the Academic Year 2021-2022 open JUNE 15th!

Find hereby the Exam Timetables of November 2021 and May 2022 and the Guidelines for the Online Exam Registrations.



The Online Exam Registrations for the New Academic Year 2021-2022 open Tuesday 15 June 2021.

If you wish to sit at the ICS Examinations 2021-2022 you should register online by visiting the following link:

Important Dates & Deadlines


Deadline for “Back to School” Discount: 27 September 2021

Final deadline for registration for November 2021 Exams:  14 October 2021

Deadline for deferment, exam centre or subject changes: 22 October 2021
(no further changes or deferments will be allowed after this date)

November 2021 exam week: 15-25 November 2021

November 2021 Exam Results published: 24 February 2022



Final deadline for registration for May 2022 Exams:  12 April 2022

Deadline for deferment, exam centre or subject changes: 19 April 2022
(no further changes or deferments will be allowed after this date)

May 2022 exam week: 16-26 May 2022

May 2022 Exam Results published: 11 August 2022


Student Registration Annual Fee (November 2021 – May 2022)

* The annual registration fee covers both November 2021 and May 2022 exam sessions.)

Discounted Examination Entry Fee (until 27th September 2021) £95 (Per Subject)
Standard Examination Entry Fee (from 28th September until 12th April 2022) £160 (Per Subject)
Exemption Fee £185 (Per Subject)
Deferment Fee £60 (Per Subject)
Examination Review £140 (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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