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Chartered Shipbroker (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Shipbroker/Shipping Agent
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Chartered Shipbroker
    United Kingdom
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers exists by incorporation under Royal Charter.
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    The Institute offers 16 discrete subject-specific syllabuses, all relevant to shipbroking and indeed more general aspects of commercial shipping. Full details are available on our website Each subject is examined by a three hour written exam, where candidates answer a choice of 5 questions out of 8. In order to become eligible for membership, students must pass four compulsory subjects and three further chosen subjects - 7 subjects in total.
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