Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Recurrent (V-103/5)

Course also known as: VTS Refresher, Recurrent Training, Adaptation Training, Updating Training, V-103/5

Enables participants to meet the requirements for revalidation of existing VTS qualifications. Reflects the concept of refresher training as identified in IALA V-103/5.

IALA V-103/5 recommends that Recurrent Training should be carried out at regular intervals (not exceeding five years) and is part of a structured training programme, thereby enabling continual professional development and resulting in the maintenance of the VTS qualification.

Who should participate?

The course is suitable for VTS Operators holding V-103/1, VTS Supervisors holding V-103/2, VTS Managers and Harbour Masters.

Entry Prerequisite

Existing IALA V-103 training qualification


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course:

  • IALA approved V-103/5 Vessel Traffic Services Recurrent Training

*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all exercises is required.

Additional training

IALA V-103/5 states that The revalidation for VTS qualification and certification’ of existing VTS qualifications should also involve Adaptation and Updating Training. These additional training courses are also available upon request

Adaptation Training is carried out whenever significant changes are expected or when changes have been made, concerning equipment, regulations, operational procedures or any other matter which is relevant to the performance of VTSOs.

Updating Training is tailor-made training following a training needs analysis indicating that VTSOs need additional training. Updating Training may be required after a break in service, unsatisfactory operational performance or other circumstances leading to a reduced level of competence.


  • Duration: 3 days
  • Course Options: (including GST)
    11-13 June 2024 | Remote Delivery | $3,075 Join Waitlist
    24-26 September 2024 | Remote Delivery | $3,075
    19-21 November 2024 | Remote Delivery | $3,075 Join Waitlist
  • Course available on demand

    This course is available on demand, delivered at various locations. To express interest, please contact us.

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