To request exemptions during the 2016/7 academic year, you will
need to register as a student. This can be done online at www.shipbrokers.org.
Candidates with relevant professional or educational
qualifications not older than 7 years, may apply for exemptions
for a maximum of three subjects.
The PDF files on this webpage show the current list of
qualifications by region matched to exemptions. Alongside
each qualification are the subjects which can be exempted.
The exemption fee for 2016/7 is £150 GBP per
Evidence of qualifications in the form of a certificate will be
required to support any application. Exemptions are
only granted towards the PQE qualification and not towards the
Foundation and Advanced Diplomas.
The following subjects can be exempted:
Introduction to Shipping
It is possible to obtain an exemption from Introduction to
Shipping if you have worked in the shipping industry for 2 years or
for 1 year if you have also passed the Institute's
Understanding Shipping course. A letter of evidence
from your employer will be required.
Legal Principles in Shipping Business* (cannot
be combined with an exemption for Shipping Law)
Economics of Sea Transport and International
Port and Terminal Management*
Logistics and Multi-modal Transport*
Shipping Law (cannot be combined with an
exemption for Legal Principles in Shipping Business)
*these exemptions will no longer be available from the
2017/8 academic year.
Exemptions are overseen by the Institute's Education and
Training Committee (ETC). If you have a maritime qualification that
is not listed on this page, the ETC will assess the qualification
provided it meets the following criteria:
- the course must be maritime related and equivalent to the
Institutes Professional Qualifying Examinations
(minimum standard of a lower second class (or equivalent)
- the qualification can be no older than seven years
- you must be able to provide an official course certificate and
transcript in English or a certified English translation
- the course must be examined in English
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make
The Institute's ETC meet at the end of each academic year and if
your qualification qualifies for exemptions these will be added to
the lists ready for our next registration period starting in August
If you have any general questions relating to exemptions please
contact the education team on email@example.com