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coursesMarine Internal Lead Auditor Course

TVIB has partnered with SafeMARINER, LLC and the ACTion group in this Coast Guard Recognized Marine Internal Lead Auditor course, which is designed to teach the specific skills and knowledge necessary to conduct and lead internal audits for commercial marine companies. This fast-paced, informative course requires active participation and successfully completing practical exercises, quizzes, and a final exam in order to earn a certificate.

It meets the requirement of ANSI Z 490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training and 46 CFR 138.310(d)(2).

This is NOT the appropriate course for those individuals seeking certification to perform TSMS audits for TVIB as a TPO.

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Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) Auditing Certification Course

Subchapter M requires auditors to successfully complete a training course for auditing a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS). This three day course teaches internal auditors and third party auditors how to audit a company’s TSMS, with an emphasis on those companies using the American Waterways Operators’ Responsible Carrier Program as the framework for their TSMS. Students who successfully complete this course will have an in-depth understanding of auditing both safety management systems and the vessels that operate under those systems and what compliance means under Subchapter M. This is the appropriate course for those individuals seeking certification to become an approved TPO Auditor, as well as an RCP Lead Auditor/Vessel Auditor.

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Annual Survey of Towing Vessels Course

Our four day Annual Survey of Towing Vessels course provides surveyors with the knowledge and skills required to perform Subchapter M surveys of towing vessels. Students who successfully complete this course will have an in-depth understanding of both internal survey programs and external survey programs, the reporting requirements of each, and is the appropriate course for those seeking certification from TVIB that will put them on the path to becoming an approved TPO Surveyor.

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TVIB ISO Lead Auditor Course

TVIB has partnered with QMI, Inc. in this course designed to help you learn the requirements of ISO 9001 and how to relate the requirements to your business management system. This course gives the tools necessary to conduct and lead process and system audits to determine conformity to ISO 9001. It also provides an understanding of how process-based management systems are responsible for ensuring customer requirements are determined and consistently fulfilled over time. Our instructor incorporates three basic principles: audits should benefit both parties; audits focus on process and system effectiveness (beyond mere conformity) with respected to agreed audit criteria; and auditors should use the process approach to audit both documented and undocumented processes to determine system effectiveness.

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