ClassNK Academy

ClassNK Academy Mission

ClassNK Academy was established in 2009 to provide the maritime industry with a working knowledge of shipping and shipbuilding, specifically focusing on surveys, inspections and ship management.

ClassNK Academy Programs

ClassNK Academy offers a total of ten courses covering a wide range of topics for newcomers as well as for experienced staff.

  • Package A (Newbuildings Course)

    1. Classification Society and Statutory Issues
    2. Classification Surveys during Construction (Hull)
    3. Classification Surveys during Construction (Machinery & Electrical Installations)
    4. Materials and Welding

    Who Should Attend?
    Superintendents, ship officers, shipbuilders, repair yard personnel, steel manufacturers, etc.
    (0-2 years experience)

  • Package B (Existing Ships Course)

    1. Damage (Hull)
    2. Damage (Machinery)
    3. Safety Equipment
    4. Port State Control (PSC)

    Who Should Attend?
    Superintendents, ship officers, shipbuilders, repair yard personnel, etc.
    (0-5 years experience)

  • Package C (Ship Management (TMSA & ISM) Course)

    1. Incident Investigation & Analysis and Risk Management
    2. ISM Internal Audits

    Who Should Attend?
    QM managers for ship owners, management companies, ship officers, superintendents, etc.
    (more than 2 years experience)

    * You can view the content of each lecture via the link at right. ClassNK Academy Brochure

Academy course materials are developed based on ClassNK’s extensive knowledge of maritime regulations, cutting-edge research and the data and experience gained over more than a century of classification and related activities.

The course content is basically aimed at providing new employees and those with as yet limited practical experience at various companies with basic technical knowledge about shipbuilding and shipping. Of course, the material also includes the latest technical information and thus allows participants to obtain “work-ready” knowledge.

Certificate of Completion

After each course, ClassNK will issue certificates of completion to the attendees as proof of completion.

ClassNK Academy in 2016

in 2016, we plan to hold ClassNK Academy courses in the following countries.

  • Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Thailand,  Myanmar, Vietnam, Korea, China, Taiwan, Greece, Turkey, UAE, Panama

In addition to the countries mentioned above, we are also able to arrange on-demand lectures at customer request. (Please note that ClassNK ability to meet such requests depends on the schedule for regular ClassNK Academy courses and lecturer availability.)

For further information on ClassNK Academy, please contact one of the offices below or your nearest ClassNK representative.

  • Contact address for ClassNK Academy in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia,
    Philippines, India, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam
    < ClassNK Academy Center, South Asia and Oceania >

    Tel: +65-62223133 Email: sp@classnk.or.jp
  • Contact address for ClassNK Academy in China
    < Training Center, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (China) Co., Ltd. Headquarters >

    Tel: +86-21-62703089 Email: sc@classnk.or.jp
  • Contact address for ClassNK Academy in countries other than those listed above
    < ClassNK Business Department >

    Tel: +81-3-5226-2040 Email: academy@classnk.or.jp