Maritime Security Awareness

This distance learning course provides port employees with an essential understanding of maritime security threats and requirements for protecting port facilities under current Federal regulations. This program is specifically designed to address the training requirements for port employees established under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) in 33 CFR 105.215. The final exam for this course is administered online as a 20-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Course syllabus:

  1. Introduction to Maritime Security

  2. Maritime Operations & The Threat

  3. SOLAS & The ISPS Code

  4. The MTSA • MTSA Responsibilities

  5. Family of Plans

  6. The Facility Security Plan

  7. The MARSEC Level System

  8. Declarations of Security

  9. Sensitive Security Information

  10. Recognition of Weapons, Hazardous Devices & Substances

  11. Recognition of Dangerous Individuals and Circumstances

  12. Facility Security Actions

  13. Emergency Preparedness & Exercises