To request exemptions during the 2017/18 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 2017/18 is £160 GBP per
subject and must be paid by 31st May 2018.
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.
Economics of Sea Transport and International
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
If you have any general questions relating to exemptions please
contact the education team on email@example.com