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"ROV Tooling Technician Grade II" Training Course

In accordance with IMCA recommendations, new personnel, applying for job connected with instruments maintenance, applied during underwater technical works with the use of ROV apparatus should go through professional training on the following courses:

  • "Basic Introductory Course for New Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Personnel” in accordance with IMCA R002 guidance, which is considered as a standard of the field for the new personnel.
  • "ROV Tooling Technician Grade II" in accordance with IMCA 005 “Guidance on Competence Assurance and Assessment” and IMCA R010 “Guidance on outline syllabi for ROV-related Training Courses” Guidance.

Syllabus of the courses, held by STORM Training Centre, covers all the competencies levels, listed in IMCA C005 rev2.

After completing the training and successful examining the graduates are issued “ROV Tooling Technician Grade II” certificates and approved in the field “ROV Pilot Technician Log Book” issued by IMCA.

To receive the above mentioned certificates students should:

  • Comply with minimum requirements for qualification of the new ROV personnel.
  • Possess the corresponding personal attributes.
  • Have the particular set of documents.

In STORM Training Centre training of ROV Tooling Technician Grade II is organized in accordance with “STORM-M” Technology in 3 steps:

  • Theoretical training;
  • Drilling of practical skills;
  • Knowledge evaluation, including assessment of the theoretic knowledge and practical skills.

Duration of training is three weeks.

For the first stage 2 weeks are required. Theoretical training is carried out in the distance form with the use of CBT Library "Basic Introductory Course for New Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Personnel" and "ROV Tooling Technician Grade II" implemented into Distance Learning System (DLS).

After self training in DLS students pass the electronic test, positive results of which confirm the mastering of theoretical material and readiness for practical lessons.

Second stage (one week) is organized in Moscow.

During practical training students gain the following practical skills and experience:

  • work in the team, mutual help and communication;
  • choice of instrument, required for technical maintenance;
  • technical maintenance of instruments used for underwater technical works; 
  • connecting instruments, used for underwater technical works, to ROV;
  • ROV pre-dive check and post-dive check;
  • reports on the progress of works and recording;
  • participation in ROV launch and recovery operations.

On the third stage at the last day of training there is an exam.

At the end of training each student is issued:

  • Filled in "IMCA ROV Personnel Logbook";
  • "ROV Tooling Technician Grade II" Certificate;


. There are no legislative requirements for ROV personnel qualification, competence of any of the above mentioned courses is formally not a basis for recruitment. IMCA recommends candidates to discuss the matters of recruitment with the contractors before making a decision on training courses completion.

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