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

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

This course enables the candidate to meet the requirements for revalidation of existing VTS qualifications.

The course reflects the concept of refresher training as identified in IALA V-103/5:

  1. Recurrent Training: a structured programme carried out at regular intervals
  2. Adaptation Training: provided to address significant changes to equipment, regulations, operational procedures, or other matters affecting the performance of VTSOs
  3. Updating Training: tailored to address the outcomes of a training needs analysis


  1. Recurrent Training: 3 days (with a further 2 day option to address specific areas such as navigational assistance service focus training).
  2. Adaptation Training: as determined in discussion with client
  3. Updated Training: as determined by a training needs analysis

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.


Candidates must hold an existing IALA V-103 training qualification


pending IALA approved meeting the requirements of the IALA Model Course V-103/5 Course Dates On demand


Upon successful completion of this phase, participants will be awarded with an IALA approved V-103/5 Certificate (pending course approval from IALA).

Full attendance and participation in ALL activities during the course will satisfy the required performance criteria.

  • Duration: Recurrent: 3 days. Adaptation and Updated: case by case basis
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  • Course available on demand

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

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