2014 OVID New Inspector Courses
Currently, there are NO PLANS to hold any New Inspector Courses during 2014. If a course is arranged at a later date, details will be published
here and also included in our monthly newsletter.
For further information about the New Inspector courses (requirements, costs etc) please see our FAQ page
2014 OVID Refresher Courses
OVID accreditation is valid for three years – in order to ensure that you remain an active accredited inspector, there is now a requirement to attend
a Refresher course before your expiry date.
New OrleansJune 9-10
To apply for any of the above courses, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
on the date that registration opens. Any applications received before registration has opened will NOT be processed.
When you apply, please include your account number, expiry date, and number of inspections performed
within the last 12 months, as this will allow us to process your application faster. Seats are allocated
on a first come first served basis, from the date that registration opens.
Please note that in the event of a course being fully booked, priority will also be given to those who are
nearer their expiry date. OCIMF reserves all rights regarding seat allocation, and you may be asked to
attend a later refresher course if you still have almost 12 months before your accreditation expires.
Mandatory Requirements – to qualify to attend one of these courses, BOTH of the following statements must be true:
1. You must attend the refresher course in the 12 months prior to the expiration date on your OVID card
2. You must have completed at least 1 OVID inspection prior to taking the refresher
If you do not meet BOTH requirements, you will not be allowed to attend a refresher course.
If you do not complete 1 inspection prior to your accreditation expiring (and so are not able to attend a
refresher course), you will lose your accredited inspector status, and will then need to apply to attend
a full New Inspectors course, for which you will be charged.
The refresher courses are free of charge to attend, will include lunch and the final exam at the end of the course.
If you meet the requirements and would like to put your name forward for these courses, please contact
Please be aware that if you do not pass the exam, your accreditation will be suspended until such time as you either
successfully pass the resit papers, or complete a full New Inspectors course to regain your accreditation.
This will mean that you are not able to carry out any OVID inspections.
As of January 1st, all OVID inspectors will be required to complete a minimum of 2 OVID inspection per year in order to retain
their accreditation – this requirement will increase in future years.
If you have any questions regarding these courses please feel free to contact me at
email@example.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your card has already expired, but you are an active inspector, please see the FAQ page for more information.
Please do note that you only have until 30th June to attend a refresher course. At this point, we will suspend all inspectors whose accreditation has expired.
All OVID inspectors should present their ID card at the time of boarding a vessel for an inspection. If you lose or break your ID card,
please contact email@example.com to request a new one.
Please be aware that we currently have a backlog of ID cards to send out, so there may be a slight delay in you receiving a replacement.