Study a stand-alone subject to deepen your knowledge and skills
What to study?
You can study whichever PQE subject you want in any order or
Candidates could technically take one… or seven exams in one
single exam session, if brave enough!
However, it is recommended that candidates study for two to
three exams per session.
If unsure about the ambitious journey of the PQEs, candidates
should consider gaining a 'recognized qualification' with one
of Institute's Diplomas. Any credit gained
with a Diploma counts towards the top qualification leading to
PQE Compulsory subjects - group 1
These subjects are compulsory because they represent the
fundamental underpinnings of all activity within the commercial
Principles in Shipping Business
Sea Transport & International Trade
Specialisms - group 2
These papers cover a wide range of practical shipping
disciplines in considerable detail:
Operations & Management
& Multi-modal Transport
Port & Terminal Management
The Institute Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQEs) form
the pinnacle of the Institute's qualifications. Passing this set of
seven exams demonstrates your developed knowledge and understanding
of the commercial shipping industry.
To complete the PQE programme, candidates must take all four
compulsory subjects, and the remaining three subjects can be chosen
from a list of 12 optional subjects (see above).
Many people are eligible for Exemptions from some exams
based on industry experience and prior qualifications. Exemptions do not apply to the Diplomas.
Candidates who have completed the PQE programme will be eligible
to apply for membership of the Institute.
The flexible learning system offered by the Institute allows
candidates to start their PQE journey with any of the Diplomas on
offer. Any credit gained with a diploma counts towards the top ICS
qualification leading to membership.
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