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Ballast Water Management

Course information

Target group:

Who the course is for: The course Ballast Water Management is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the requirements of the BWM International Convention and the technical aspects related to ballast water treatment systems. This may include: Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Shipyards Technical Staff; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; Naval Architects; Marine Engineers; etc.



This training course composed of 2 modules provides an overview of the requirements of the Ballast Water Management International Convention and the technical aspects related to the ballast water treatment equipment.


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

Understand the background of the Ballast Water Management Convention, its structure and the most important regulations

Know the difference between the ballast water exchange and the performance standards

Understand the role of all stakeholders and actors

Be familiar with the approval, inspections, commissioning and tests of Ballast Water

Management systems

Understand the survey and certification requirements

Be familiar with the different technologies used and the installation requirements


Module 1 – BWM Regulatory Aspects


The Ballast Water Management Convention

Duties of the main stakeholders 

Ballast Water Management Standards

USCG Position 

Module 2 – BWM Technical Aspects

BWM Surveys

International Ballast Water Management Certificate

BWM System Approval


Ballast water treatment systems technologies

Ballast water treatment systems installation


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

A Certificate of Ballast Water Management, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of Ballast Water Management is obtained after completion of the course and passing the online test. 


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