Maritime Security Training - Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Course Certification

 

--IMPORTANT NOTICE:  TRANSFER OF MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ACT (MTSA) TRAINING CERTIFICATION TO UNITED STATES COAST GUARD--

 

Effective 30 September 2014, the Maritime Administration will transfer to the United States Coast Guard the certification of Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) maritime security training. 

The MTSA courses affected by this change are as follows:

  • Facility Security Officer (FSO)
  • Company Security Officer (CSO)
  • Maritime Security Awareness (MSA)
  • Maritime Security for Vessel Personnel with Specific Security Duties (VPSSD)
  • Maritime Security for Military, First Responder, and Law Enforcement Personnel (MSLEP)
  • Maritime Security for Facility Personnel with Specific Security Duties (FPSSD)

Private and public organizations seeking certification for the above training courses should consult the United States Coast Guard's website for information on how to submit courses for certification.  The Coast Guard point of contact is: 

LCDR Jennifer Osburn
US Coast Guard Headquarters
Office of Port Facility & Compliance (CG-FAC)
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Washington, DC 20593-7118
Mail Stop 7501
Tel (202) 372-1132
Fax (202) 372-8428
Jennifer.M.Osburn@uscg.mil

The United States Coast Guard National Maritime Center will be responsible for the review and process for the Maritime Security Awareness (MSA) and Maritime Security for Vessel Personnel with Specific Security Duties (VPSSD) courses. The point of contact for those courses is:

Robert L. Smith
United States Coast Guard
National Maritime Center
100 Forbes Drive
Martinsburg, WV  25404-0001
Robert.L.Smith@uscg.mil