The aim of the SIRE Inspector Accreditation course is to train candidates to conduct inspections and compile inspection reports on behalf of the OCIMF member who submits reports into the SIRE database. 

The SIRE inspector accreditation programme is organised by OCIMF, however Inspectors must gain sponsorship from one of the SIRE submitting members before applying for a place. It is not OCIMF's policy to supply contact details but a list of OCIMF members can be found on the OCIMF website

Course fees are the responsibility of the applicant unless the sponsor agrees to pay. Upon successful completion of the accreditation process the Inspector will be able to conduct inspections on behalf of the sponsoring member.

For more information, please view the SIRE Inspector Accreditation Guidelines. This document details all the necessary qualifications and experience that are required for applicants to attend a course.

The current 2018 course venues and dates are listed below. If you meet all of the required qualifications and experience you sponsor will be able to send you an invitaion to register to attend a course. Your sponsor will review your supporting documents before submitting to OCIMF for a final review.

30 April - 4 May London
4 - 8 June Houston Course Cancelled
15 - 19 October Singapore
3 - 7 December London

Please note that all New Inspector candidates must now hold and submit an ECDIS course certificate at the time of application.  The course must be classroom based; this does not need to be the IMO model course.

Please note that course dates are sometimes subject to change/cancellation dependant on candidate requirement/circumstances outside of our control. Should you be approved to attend a SIRE New Inspector course OCIMF would make every effort to accomodate you on another available course should this be the case. Travel and accomodation expenses will be the responsibility of the candidate or, if previously agreed, you sponsor. OCIMF will not accept liability, obligation or responsibility for any loss incurred.

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