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Starting 3 March 2021

Delivered by digital learning over 12 weeks

Study flag state regulation, service delivery and ship registration decisions

Boost your knowledge of flag state regulation, obligations, delivery and competitive issues plus the commercial rationale behind ship registration decisions

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We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact James Cullen or call +44 (0)20 7017 4174.

Certificate in Ship Registration


Core Modules
Core Modules
  • Module 1 - Background and Development of Ship Registration
  • Module 2 - The Flag State and Registry in Shipping
  • Module 3 - Flag State Requirements, Duties and Management
  • Module 4 - Factors Influencing Choice of Registry
  • Module 5 - Flags of Convenience
  • Module 6 - Ship Registration and Port State Control
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What you'll learn
What you'll learn
  • Describe the historical and practical context and to identify the key terminology and legal principles as the foundations for the course. 

  • Investigate and explain the choices which may be made by a Flag State in its model and structure; the establishment of a necessary (or indeed un-necessary) linkage or affiliation between the ship, the ship-owner and the country in question; and an initial investigation of the development of flags of convenience. 

  • A variety of the most important international Conventions and Codes in daily use by almost all Flag States 

  • The differentiators between each of the Flag States competing for business  

  • Discern the truths from the myths, in particular to investigate whether the principle of an open register is (or was) inherently objectionable 


How you'll learn
How you'll learn

Every course is broken down into manageable modules, designed to accelerate your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Work through your instructional material online
  • Interact with your peers and learning facilitators through the online forum to discuss subject related issues and to network with your fellow learners
  • Investigate relevant, real-world case studies
  • Apply what you learn each week to ongoing project submissions
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Your Digital Badge!
Your Digital Badge!

You can now have a digital version of your Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Certification!

Powered by Credly, your Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Digital Badge is an online version of your credentials that contains a description of your Award, Demonstrated Skills and what it took to obtain your Certificate qualification.

Also, your Digital Badge allows you to get labor market insights data including job openings, salary ranges and selected top employers, and you can display the badge in your email signature, electronic copies of your resume and on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter!

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100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!


At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.

Why choose Lloyd's Maritime Academy

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs