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Anti-Fouling Systems

Course information

Target group:

Who the course is for: The course Anti-Fouling Systems is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the requirements established by the AFS Convention concerning the removal or sealing of non-compliant anti-fouling systems and the use of compliant anti-fouling systems. This may include Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Offshore Units Operators and Technical Staff, Shipyards Technical Staff; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; Etc.



This training course provides a general overview of the requirements of the AFS Convention and the anti-fouling systems used for new constructions and during ships operational life.


On completion of the training, students will be able to: 

Understand the aim of the anti-fouling systems and their impact on the environment. 

Know the requirements of the AFS Convention. 

Be familiar with the applicable documentation and related certificates. 


What is fouling and how do anti-fouling systems work 

Influence on the environment 

Composition of anti-fouling systems 

The AFS Convention and regulations 

Applicability of AFS Convention for new and existing ships 

Regulation (EC) No. 782/2003 

Survey and certification 

o Types of surveys 

o Scope of Initial surveys for new and existing ships 

o Other surveys 

o Certificate issuance 

o The validity of the IAFS Certificate 

o Type approval certificates


On completion of the training program, the student will be awarded the following qualifications:

Certificate of Anti-Fouling Systems awarded by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of Anti-Fouling Systems, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, is obtained after completing the course and passing the qualification examination.


Do you want more information about the course, or do you want to order?

Contact us at Tel: +47 24 15 55 55 , or send us an e-mail.

E-mail : support@trainingportal.no