The Institute's academic year opens on 17 June 2024.

To sit exams during the 2024/25 academic year, you will need to register as a student. This can be done online at https://shipbrokers.org/.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers' syllabus for its Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) is designed to examine students on a wide range of commercial shipping activity.

Compulsory subjects - group 1


These subjects are compulsory because they represent the fundamental underpinnings of all activity within the commercial shipping industry:

Introduction to Shipping

Legal Principles in Shipping Business

Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade

Shipping Business

Specialisms - group 2

These papers cover a wide range of practical shipping disciplines in considerable detail:

Dry Cargo Chartering

Ship Operations & Management

Ship Sale & Purchase

Tanker Chartering

Liner Trades

Port Agency

Logistics & Multi-modal Transport

Port & Terminal Management

Offshore Support Industry

Shipping Law

Marine Insurance

Shipping Finance