Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
South Wales & West Branch

Eddystone Lighthouse, Plymouth

The Institutes' academic year began on 21st June 2022.

To sit an exam with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers during the 2022/23 academic year, you will need to register as a student. This can be done online at

ICS Syllabus

The ICS syllabus for its Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) is designed to examine students on a wide range of commercial shipping activity.

Group 1 - Compulsory Subjects

These papers are compulsory because they represent the fundamental underpinnings of all activity within the commercial shipping industry. Shipping Business must be taken within your first year of study:

Group 2 - Specialisms

Optional papers cover a wide range of practical shipping disciplines in considerable detail: