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TVIB 2022 Training Calendar Released

We’re pleased to share with you the 2022 Training Calendar, showcasing the first eight courses scheduled for this year. TVIB will offer multiple opportunities for its Drydock/ISE, TSMS Auditor, and Annual Survey of Towing Vessels courses.

TVIB is committed to protecting the health and safety of our course attendees. Since 2020 TVIB has implemented virtual training courses and over the last two years has expanded its resources to bring a one of kind training experience. TVIB is eager to continue to share the latest advancements with you!

Registration is now open for all Spring Courses.


Drydock/ISE Certification

March 8-10


TSMS Auditor Certification

April 5-6


Drydock/ISE Certification

May 3-5 Virtual
Annual Survey of Towing Vessels June 14-16


Drydock/ISE Certification

August 23-25* TBD
Annual Survey of Towing Vessels September 13-15*


TSMS Auditor Certification

October 4-5* TBD
Drydock/ISE Certification November 8-10*


*course dates are tentative


DD/ISE — March 8 Registration 

TSMS Auditor — April 5 Registration 

DDISE — May 3 Registration 

ASTV — June 14 Registration 

TVIB: Final Opportunity for SubM Auditor Certification Training Course

Don’t miss out on the final opportunity for the Subchapter M Auditor Certification course in 2021. Enjoy the training course from your home or office with the 2 day VIRTUAL course. Reserve your seat today! 

Course Description:

The Subchapter M Auditor Certification course (2 day VIRTUAL course) teaches external (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. This course is also ideal for company personnel who want to better understand the expectations of their external auditor. The course includes an online pre-course portion that MUST be completed prior to attending class.

This course is substantially equal to an ISO 9001 course approved by the USCG as a “recognized equivalent to the requirements of 46 Code of Federal Regulations, 139.130(b)(3), lead auditor/assessor course.”

Course Objective: To train students to conduct management audits and vessel audits utilizing the RCP or Subchapter M as the standard, and meet the requirements of the regulation that the auditors attend a TSMS class.

Register—October 6-7

TVIB: Drydock/Internal Structural Examination Course Registration

Registration for the IN PERSON Drydock/Internal Structural Examination course remains open with limited seats available. The 3 day course will be held in person at Hines Furlong Line in Paducah, KY August 17-19, 2021.

The course provides surveyors who plan to conduct Subchapter M drydock and internal structural examinations of inspected towing vessels with the tools, skills and knowledge to complete these examinations, and provides a path toward an industry-recognized credential.

Course Fee:

Non-Members:   $1275

TVIB Members:  $975*

*TVIB members receive a discount on TVIB courses.  

Course Registration