Training

Facility Security Officer | MTSA for First Responders | MTSA Security Awareness | MTSA Security Plan Auditing | Port Security Personnel

Port Manatee offers a host of security training courses and is the country’s only seaport certified by the U.S. Maritime Administration to teach Facility Security Officer (FSO) training.

ISPS and MTSA Training

Facilities security training courses that comply with all International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) are now available at Port Manatee.

These modular courses were developed to meet the training requirements outlined in 33 CFR 205, 210 and 215.

Courses are offered at Port Manatee, Palmetto, Fla. on the specified dates below. There are five options:

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Training Day Instructions

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  • You will be required to show a picture I.D. such as a driver’s license.
  • Please give yourself 30 minutes to go through the check-in process.
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Payment for Training

Payment varies based on session. Refer to session description for costs. Payment is accepted by mail or at the door. Make checks payable to MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY. Please ensure that the name of the participant and the course that will be attended is included with the payment to ensure proper credit.

Mail checks to:
MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY
300 Tampa Bay Way
Palmetto, FL 34221
Attn: Security Training


Facility Security Officer

Facilities Security Officer (FSO) Training

The FSO Certification course has been approved by the U.S. Maritime Administration and fully meets the training requirements outlined in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code section B 18.1 and the implementation regulations of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 105 -- fully complying with U.S. Coast Guard training requirements.

It is an 18-hour course, presented over two days.

The cost is $400.

A certificate will be issued to attest to the completion of the training.

The FSO training meets the requirements of 33 CFR 105.205 and ISPS Code B 18.1 and includes:

  • Security organization
  • General vessel and facility operations and conditions
  • Vessel and facility security measures, including the meaning and requirements of each MARSEC level
  • Emergency preparedness, response, and contingency planning
  • Security equipment and systems
  • Methods of conducting audits and inspections
  • Control and monitoring techniques
  • Relevant government legislation and regulations
  • Responsibilities and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies
  • Risk assessment methodology
  • Methods of facility surveys and inspections
  • Instruction techniques for security training and education including security measures and procedures
  • Handling of security sensitive information and security related communications
  • Current security threats and patterns
  • Recognizing and detecting dangerous substances and devices
  • Recognizing characteristics and behavior patterns of persons likely to threaten security
  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures
  • Conducting physical searches and non-intrusive inspections
  • Conducting security drills and exercises, including exercises with vessels
  • Assessing security drills and exercises

To register for FSO Training
Contact: David St. Pierre, Port Manatee Deputy Director of Seaport Security
941-722-6621
dstpierre@portmanatee.com

Payment for FSO Training
The cost for 2-day FSO training is $400. Advance payment is required unless otherwise arranged. Make checks payable to MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY. Please ensure that the name of the participant and the course that will be attended is included with the payment to ensure proper credit.

Mail checks to:
MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY
300 Tampa Bay Way
Palmetto, FL 34221
Attn: Security Training

Facility Security Officer Training Dates

Date Time Deadline
04/14/2014 - 04/16/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 04/11/2014

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MTSA for First Responders

Maritime Security for Military, First Responder, and Law Enforcement Personnel

The program is a 16-hour program presented over two days.

The cost is $400.

A certificate will be issued to attest to the completion of the training.

This program is intended for law enforcement personnel who perform Port Security duties and was developed to meet the training standards published by the U.S. Maritime Administration, meets the requirements of 33 CRF 105.210 and ISPS Code B 18.2 and is specificallly tailored for response personnel. Training includes

  • Maritime Orientation
  • Intermodal Transportation Structure
  • Port Info and Tracking Systems
  • Cargo Documentation
  • Hazmat Security
  • Maritime Security Measures
  • Relevant international conventions, codes and recommendations
  • Government Legislation and Regulations
  • Maritime Definitions
  • Mythology of Vessel and Port Security Assessment
  • Methods of Vessel and Port Facility Security Surveys
  • Methods of Conducting Inspections, Control and Monitoring
  • Security Aspects of Vessel and Facility Security Layout
  • The Vessel Security Plan, Facility Security Plan and Related Procedures
  • Response and Contingency Planning
  • Crisis Management
  • Security Drills and Exercises
  • Crowd Management and Control
  • Intelligence Gathering and Dissemination
  • Meaning of MARSEC Levels
  • Recognition of Dangerous Substances and Devices
  • Recognizing Persons Who Threaten Security
  • Security Equipment
  • Security Administration

To register for First Responder Training
Contact: David St. Pierre, Port Manatee Deputy Director of Seaport Security
941-722-6621
dstpierre@portmanatee.com

The cost for 2-day FSO training is $400. Advance payment is required unless otherwise arranged. Make checks payable to MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY. Please ensure that the name of the participant and the course that will be attended is included with the payment to ensure proper credit.

Mail checks to:
MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY
300 Tampa Bay Way
Palmetto, FL 34221
Attn: Security Training

MTSA for First Responders Training Dates

No training dates are currently scheduled.

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MTSA Security Awareness

MTSA/ISPS Familiarization for Facility Personnel Training

The MTSA/ISPS Familiarization module was developed to meet the professional training requirements outlined in 33CFR 105.215. This 4-hour seminar provides a basic understanding of the regulations, crime prevention and how facility personnel support security operations at the faciliity. The session is a pre-requisite for security personnel training.

Training is presented as a 4-hour workshop in one morning session.

The cost is $30.

A certificate will be issued to all individuals completing this course.

The MTSA/ISPS Familiarization module meets the requirements of 33 CFR 105.215 and ISPS Code B 18.3
and includes:

  • Relevant provisions of the security plan
  • The meaning and consequential requirements of each MARSEC level
  • Recognition and detection of dangerous devices
  • Recognition and behavior patterns of persons who will likely threaten security
  • Techniques to circumvent security

To register for MTSA/ISPS Familiarization for Facility Personnel
Contact: David St. Pierre, Port Manatee Deputy Director of Seaport Security
941-722-6621
dstpierre@portmanatee.com

Payment for MTSA/ISPS Familiarization for Facility Personnel Training
The cost for 4-hour MTSA/ISPS Familiarization for Facility Personnel training is $30. Advance registration is required. Payment is acceptable by mail, or at the door. Make checks payable to MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY. Please ensure that the name of the participant and the course that will be attended is included with the payment to ensure proper credit.

Mail checks to:
MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY
300 Tampa Bay Way
Palmetto, FL 34221
Attn: Security Training

MTSA Security Awareness Training Dates

No training dates are currently scheduled.

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MTSA Security Plan Auditing

This course was created to provide information on the requirements and process of auditing Facility Security Plans as required under MTSA regulations. This course supplements the Facility Security Officer course by providing in-depth training specifically on the auditing process.

This is an 8-hour course presented in one day.

The cost is $200.

Students will receive a certificate attesting to course completion.

Course content includes:

  • Security inspections
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Audit documentation
  • Assembly and training of an audit team
  • Improving the security plan
  • Drill and exercise evaluation

To register for MTSA Security Plan Auditing Training
Contact: David St. Pierre, Port Manatee Deputy Director of Seaport Security
(941) 722-6621
dstpierre@portmanatee.com

Payment for MTSA Security Plan Auditing Training
The cost for 1-day MTSA Security Plan Auditing training is $200. Advance payment is required unless otherwise arranged. Make checks payable to MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY. Please ensure that the name of the participant and the course that will be attended is included with the payment to ensure proper credit.

Mail checks to:
MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY
300 Tampa Bay Way
Palmetto, FL 34221
Attn: Security Training

MTSA Security Plan Auditing Training Dates

No training dates are currently scheduled.

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Port Security Personnel

Security Personnel (Personnel with Security Duties) Training

Security personnel training meets the professional training requirements for persons filling positions in seaport security outlined in current Coast Guard regulations.

It is a 4-hour workshop presented in one afternoon session.

The cost is $60 or $45 if taken with MTSA/ISPS Familiarzation for Facility Personnel training.
Prerequisite: MTSA/ISPS Familiarization for Facility Personnel

A certificate will be issued to all individuals completing this course.

Security personnel training meets the requirements of 33 CFR 105.210 and ISPS Code B 18.2 and includes:

  • Current security threats and patterns
  • Crowd management and control
  • Security related communications
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and security plans
  • Operation and security equipment
  • Testing, calibration and maintenance of security equipment
  • Inspection, control and monitoring techniques
  • Methods of physical screening of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo and stores

To register for Security Personnel Training
Contact: David St. Pierre, Port Manatee Deputy Director of Seaport Security
(941) 722-6621
dstpierre@portmanatee.com

Payment for Security Personnel Training
The cost for 4-hour security personnel training is $60 or $45 if taken with MTSA/ISPS Familiarization for Facility Personnel training (a pre-requisite for this course). Advance registration is required. Payment is acceptable by mail, or at the door. Make checks payable to MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY. Please ensure that the name of the participant and the course that will be attended is included with the payment to ensure proper credit.

Mail checks to:
MANATEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY
300 Tampa Bay Way
Palmetto, FL 34221
Attn: Security Training

Port Security Personnel Training Dates

No training dates are currently scheduled.

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