Upon completion of the ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme the candidates have the following examination options:


The Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE)

which consist of seven (7) modules (four (4) compulsory and three (3) optional) and lead to ICS Membership and full qualification.  

The Advance Diploma (AD)

which consists of the Shipping Business, plus minimum one optional module. 

    AD can be elected when the candidates are not able to sit all seven modules in one examination period but wish to take the first step towards ICS Membership.


examination timetable November 2018

examination timetable may 2019 



education prices 2018/19

To sit an exam with the Institute during the 2018/19 academic year, you will need to register as a student, this can be done online after 1st August at www.shipbrokers.org.

Student Annual Registration Fee : £120 for the academic year, August 2018 until May 2019

Back to School Discount (both November & May exams): £75 per subject, until 18th September

Examination Entry Fee : £130 per subject, from 19th September 2018 until 2nd of April 2019

Post Examination Review £140 per paper

Deferement Fee£55 per subject

All prices are shown in £ GBP; fees payable to head office will be in £ GBP, local currency payable via an Institute Branch (Greek Branch) and / or Institute Teaching Centre (ITC), where applicable.


Candidates with relevant professional or educational qualifications may apply for exemptions from a maximum of three (3) exams, by submitting the Exemption Application Form and the relevant documentation via www.shipbrokers.org.

Exemption Fees: The exemption fee is 170 pounds per subject.

For further information about the procedure of applying for exemptions, please contact us or click here.