Please read the OVID Inspector Accreditation Guidelines for more information.
Training courses have been scheduled considering the potential impact of COVID-19. OCIMF will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19.
All New Inspector courses will be delivered via face-to-face (F2F) learning and Refresher Courses in 2023 will be delivered using a blended approach of online learning and instructor-led training sessions via online platforms.
Details of locations, venues and costs will be published in due course.
Minimum inspection requirements
Please note the annual minimum inspection requirements.
To maintain accreditation, inspectors must submit a minimum number of inspections to OVID each year. Inspectors who fail to submit the minimum number of inspections will, on 31 December of the same year, have their accreditation temporarily withdrawn.
The minimum number of inspections required to be submitted each year is (4) four.
Inspectors who are direct employees of a submitting member as a vetter, i.e. who are normally involved with the day-to-day administration of a vetting department, will only need to submit a minimum of two inspections each year.
The Vetting Manager (or equivalent position) in the submitting member company will be responsible for notifying the OCIMF Accreditation Administrator by email to designate or withdraw vetter status for that member’s direct employees.
Urgent inspection requests
Member companies who urgently need to use an inspector who has only submitted three inspections in the previous calendar year may request a temporary exception for that inspection. The member must submit supporting documentation to the OCIMF Technical Adviser (Offshore) for approval of this exception. The inspector will still need to attend a refresher training course to maintain accreditation (see below).
Inspectors who have submitted three reports in the previous calendar year can regain accreditation by attending and successfully completing an inspector refresher course.
Inspectors who have submitted two or fewer (2,1,0) reports in the previous calendar year must be nominated by a submitting member, attend a three-day new inspector course, and successfully pass the examinations for which re-accreditation is sought under the same procedures as applicable for an applicant inspector.
Inspectors who fail to be re-accredited within two years of the date their accreditation was temporarily withdrawn, but who wish to regain accreditation, must be nominated by a submitting member to attend a three-day applicant inspector’s course, and successfully pass the examinations for which re-accreditation is sought under the same procedures as a new inspector course.