ClassNK has always placed great emphasis on the value of effective training and education in addition to on-site guidance and supervision. In this regard, the Society has always provided wide ranging opportunities for its surveyors and staff to pursue an extensive variety of training courses and programs. These courses and programs are designed to enhance their professional levels of technical expertise and experience.
This emphasis dovetails well with recent discussions within the IMO and IACS regarding the need to assure the adequacy and suitability of the qualifications of surveyors, especially with respect to the supervision and follow-up review of the work of surveyors with more limited experience. To this end, a major goal of surveyor training is to enhance both the technical and practical skills and knowledge of the surveyors of the Society in order that they may be better prepared to provide services of the highest quality and professionalism to clients anywhere in the world.

Training and Seminars on Behalf of Other Organizations

Given the importance of education and training on the quality of service,the Society also offers a wide range of training seminars and courses for many outside organizations when so requested, based on its substantial technical expertise obtained through more than a century of survey and classification experience.
These include:
seminars conducted at the request of the Japanese Government as part of its programs of international technical cooperation;
seminars and training programs conducted at the request of governments and other organizations in other countries.