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OPRC Model Courses (English)

The International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention (OPRC) obliges governments to establish a program of exercises for oil pollution response organizations and training of relevant personnel. It also calls on IMO to develop a comprehensive training program in cooperation with interested governments and industry. The IMO has developed a range of training courses to address all aspects of oil spill planning, response and management. These are known as the OPRC Model Courses. These courses have been designed and developed by an international group of experts from governments and industry.

The IMO courses on oil pollution preparedness and response have been developed for three levels of competency:


For workers who respond on site and clean up the spill. 1-day classroom, 1 or 2 days of field work, depending on the areas of possible oil spill impact, and use of local company equipment. Recommended Class size 25-30(One instructor is required per 15 students during field work).

IMO 2 for Supervisors and On-scene Commanders

who manage the spill response actions. 4 days classroom instruction and exercises, one half day of field assessment exercise. Recommended Class size 15-20.

IMO 3 for Executives, Senior Managers.

1-day workshop, Key messages and expectations of the realities of oil spill response. Recommended Class size 10-12.

ICS 100 Level, Introduction to the Incident Command System.

Introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. 1 day

ICS 200 Level,

Is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provide training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. 1 day

ICS 300 Level,

provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the ICS. The course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses. 3 days (included comprehensive exercise of the Planning Cycle ).

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