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TRAINING: Launch of the 2020 Training Calendar

We’re pleased to share with you the 2020 Training Calendar, showcasing the first ten courses scheduled for the year.  We have added the new Drydock/Internal Structural Examination Certification and Confined Space Shipyard Competent Person courses to our course offerings this year (click here to link to the DD/ISE course information). We will continue to add more courses as details are set.

Annual Survey of Towing Vessels April 14 – 16Channelview, TX
Drydock/ISE Certification May 4 – 6Channelview, TX
Confined Space Shipyard Competent PersonMay 7 – 8Channelview, TX
Auditor Certification June 2 – 3Channelview, TX
Drydock/ISE CertificationJuly 21 – 23Pittsburgh, PA
Drydock/ISE CertificationAugust 4 – 6Hebron, KY (Cincinnati)
Drydock/ISE CertificationAug 31 – Sep 2New Orleans, LA
Auditor Certification October 6 – 7Channelview, TX
Annual Survey of Towing Vessels November 3 – 5New Orleans, LA
Drydock/ISE CertificationNov 30 – Dec 2Paducah, KY

Click here for course information and registration.

MORE TRAINING NEWS: We’ve been listening and are developing online course offerings. First up for our online courses will be an Overview of DD/ISE for Compliance Personnel courseThis course is intended to communicate the expectations of the DD/ISE program requirements for those that elected to use an internal survey program.  We will walk through how to structure the TSMS to ensure compliance and what to expect from USCG interaction with the TPO, the DD/ISE surveyor and the organization.  We will be developing additional online course offerings and are welcome to hear suggestions and discuss topics that are well suited for the online learning environment.

If you have any questions, please call (832) 323-3992

TVIB: Wrapping Up Another Successful Annual Surveyor Course

This week we had a great group of students in for the Annual Surveyor of Towing Vessels (ASTV) course in Houston. We continue to have a cross-section of industry and Coast Guard attendees. This combination of industry and Coast Guard breaks down barriers, helps to establish relationship and paves the way for a collaborative effort of ushering in Subchapter M. We had students from as far away as Alaska and as near as around the corner.

Stay tuned for the 2019 Training Calendar.

TVIB: Training Opportunity – FINAL OFFERING of 2019 Annual Survey of Towing Vessels (ASTV) Course


The ASTV Course is a requirement, if you are seeking TVIB Certification to become a Subchapter M Surveyor for conducting TVIB Third Party Organization annual surveys of towing vessels.

Are you performing surveys as part of an internal survey program? This course is ideal for you as well.

Since the inception of the training, TVIB has hosted more than 30 USCG personnel, including investigators and inspectors from across various sectors. 

The combination of students from both industry and the USCG has proven to be an invaluable mix for the course, resulting in dynamic and informative discussion and insights.

There are a limited number of seats available for the final course for the year.

DATES:October 8-11, 2019
TIME:8:00 am – 5:00 pm
LOCATION:15201 East Freeway, Ste.  214A, Channelview, TX 77530
ACTSafe Training Room

Contact us today to reserve your seat. Click the image below for course information and registration.

If you have any issues registering or have any further questions, please feel free to contact Cindy Hunsaker at