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Training Opportunities

We have multiple Subchapter M training opportunities quickly approaching. We will host the 3 day TSMS Auditor Certification course and the 4-day Annual Survey of Towing Vessels course together at Inland Marine Service in Hebron, KY, and the 2-day Coast Guard Recognized Marine Internal Lead Auditor course in Houston, TX.

TVIB has taken a new approach to teaching students how to conduct audits and surveys to confirm compliance with Subchapter M. This innovative week long course allows auditors and surveyors to attend a few days, or the entire week, depending on their needs for Subchapter M instruction. Individuals who are interested in obtaining both course certificates may register for both courses.

TSMS Auditor Certification course (3 day course) 
July 17-19, 2017 in Hebron, KY

This course is open to those members and non-members seeking training on auditing a TSMS under Subchapter M. The American Waterways Operators Responsible Carrier Program will be utilized as an example of an approved towing safety management system framework. Everyone who successfully completes the course will receive a course completion certificate. It is appropriate for existing auditors, compliance department individuals, or anyone responsible for overseeing an internal audit program. This course is the auditing course required for those individuals seeking TVIB TSMS Auditor Certification to conduct third-party compliance audits for TVIB as a TPO. Click here to register to attend or for more information.

Annual Survey of Towing Vessels course (4 day course)
July 18-21, 2017 in Hebron, KY

This open to those members and non-members. It provides surveyors with the knowledge and skills required to perform TVIB TPO Subchapter M annual surveys of towing vessels. It has been designed to teach those who will be performing surveys as a part of an internal survey program, as well as those surveyors who wish to hold the credential to perform external surveys for TVIB. Everyone who successfully completes the course will receive a course completion certificate. This course is the surveying course required for those individuals seeking the TVIB Certified Subchapter M Surveyor for Annual Surveys credential. Click here to register to attend or for more information.

Those individuals interested in taking both courses need to select the 5 day option to receive the combined class registration discount.

*TVIB members receive a 25% discount when registering for the course. 

 

Marine Internal Lead Auditor Course
See Website for Dates/Locations

Designed to teach and practice the specific skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to conduct and lead internal audits for commercial marine companies. The course is for internal auditors, external auditors wishing to learn more about auditing principles and techniques, marine executives, HSE managers, operations managers, safety consultants and regulators.

Recognized as “Substantially equal to an ISO 9001 auditor course” by the U.S. Coast Guard and is acceptable under Subchapter M requirements for internal auditor training, 46 CFR 138.310(d)(2). Meets the requirements of ANSI/ASSE Z 490.1-2016 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, health and environmental training. This course is NOT the appropriate course for those individuals seeking Subchapter M TSMS auditor certification from TVIB to conduct third party AWO RCP and/or Subchapter M TSMS audits. Click here to register to attend or for more information.

TVIB at the Inland Waterways Conference and Upcoming Classes

We invite you to stop by our booth next week at the Inland Waterways Conference being hosted at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati.  If you have fellow industry friends with questions or prospective TPO customers bring them by and let’s have a conversation. We encourage our auditor and surveyor members to stop by the booth to catch up on all that’s been happening in your organization.

TVIB will be represented on a panel Tuesday morning titled “Special Forum: Sub Chapter M: The Changing Face of Coast Guard Inspections.”  There will be industry representatives from towing companies, Third Party Organizations, and USCG representatives on this panel. Click here to download the agenda for the conference.  Thank you all for your continued support of TVIB, we look forward to seeing you next week. Please make sure to stop by visit with us a bit.

Not a member yet?  Been thinking about joining TVIB? Stop by next week and let’s talk.

Don’t forget we have two upcoming classes open for registration:

Marine Internal Lead Auditor (MILA) – March 21-22 in Houston, TX – Click here for more information

Surveyor of Inspected Towing Vessels (SITV) – April 3-7 in Mandeville, LA – Click here for more information

Click here to view all course offerings from TVIB.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

We have two Subchapter M training opportunities quickly approaching. We will host the 2-day Coast Guard Recognized Marine Internal Lead Auditor course in Houston, TX at San Jacinto Maritime College and the 5-day Surveyor of Inspected Towing Vessels course in Mandeville, LA at Florida Marine Transporters corporate training facility.

Registration Open
Course sizes are limited

 


Marine Internal Lead Auditor (MILA)
March 21-22, 2017 (2-day) in Houston, TX

Designed to teach and practice the specific skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to conduct and lead internal audits for commercial marine companies. The course is for Internal auditors, External auditors wishing to learn more about auditing principles and techniques, Marine executives, HSE managers, operations managers, safety consultants and regulators

Recognized as “Substantially equal to an ISO 9001 auditor course by the U.S. Coast Guard and is acceptable under Subchapter M requirements for internal auditor training, 46 CFR 138.310(d)(2). Meets the requirements of ANSI/ASSE Z 490.1-2016 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, health and environmental training

Click Here for More Information and Course Registration

Additional dates:

  • May 22-23, 2017 – St. Louis, Mo in conjunction with IMX
  • July 11-12, 2017 – Houston, TX
  • October 17-18, 2017 – Paducah, KY
  • November 14-15, 2017 – Houston, TX

 


Surveyor of Inspected Towing Vessels (SITV)
April 3-7, 2017 (5-Day) in Mandeville, LA

Designed to provide surveyors with the knowledge and skills required to perform TVIB TPO Subchapter M inspections and surveys of towing vessels. Great for internal surveyors that want training to be in compliance with the training requirements for Internal Surveyors as specified in section 46 CFR 137.315 Internal Survey Programs, and are looking to become proficient at conducting Subchapter M compliant internal surveys under the oversight of a Third-Party Organization “TPO”.

This course is also for those accredited surveyors that do not currently hold the “Hull and Machinery” NAMS endorsement or SAMS “Workboat” credential, who wish to become a TVIB Certified Surveyor of Inspected Towing Vessels, or desire refresher training prior to taking the TVIB exam for TVIB Certified Surveyors of Inspected Vessels, which is required for all TVIB Certified Surveyors.

Click Here for More Information and Course Registration

Additional dates coming soon.