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Subchapter M Auditor Certification Course

October 4 @ 9:00 am - October 5 @ 4:00 pm

Course Description:

The Subchapter M Auditor Certification course (2 day In-Person 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.

Course Fees:

  • Non-Members:   $900

  • TVIB Members:  $675*

 *TVIB members receive a 25% discount when registering for the course.  Members can register through the Member Portal under the “Current Events” dropdown menu

Course Highlights:

  • TVIB Information and Resources

  • TPOs

  • Subchapter M

  • AWO’s Responsible Carrier Program

  • TVIB Audit Processes

  • Conducting the Audit

  • Closing the Audit

  • Practical Exercises


Practical exercises, quizzes, a final exam and active participation in class are required to earn your certificate.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be submitted one week (7 days) prior to the first day of the course.  Please note that a cancellation fee of $150 will be charged.  No refund will be issued for non-attendance without notification or for early withdrawal from a class.  Please send cancellation notifications to: info@thetvib.org

ADA Requests:

Please alert us of any ADA needs that you may have upon registration so that proper arrangements can be made to accommodate you.  Send your request to: info@thetvib.org

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October 4 @ 9:00 am
October 5 @ 4:00 pm


ACTsafe Training Room
15201 East Freeway, Ste. 209
Channelview, TX 77530 United States


Lauren Jeppson