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Join ERMA FIRST in a new era of e-Learning training and get the chance to a complete training from BWM legislation and compliance to BWTS operation. ERMA FIRST FIT BWTS is an advanced modular system suitable for newbuild vessels or retrofits of all types and sizes and holds USCG Type Approval, Final Approval by IMO and Class Type Approval.

e-Learning platform that is the main tool to increase crew knowledge level, for big number of crew with low cost as it does not require traveling and accommodation.

Duration of main courses (operation and maintenance): 23hrs
Duration of supplementary courses (legislation, technologies and compliance): 6hrs


Learn everything you need to know about Ballast Water Treatment

Available courses: Management & Legislation, Technologies, Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting, Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement.


The course is considered as successfully completed and the Certificate can be printed once the following criteria are met

Complete the pre-test, Access and view at least 80% of the training material, Complete the satisfaction questionnaire, Achieve a score of at least 80%.

All online courses are accessible at any time for formal learning, be it for employees, clients, beginners or advanced learners

Unlimited Access, 24/7 Support, Easy to use, Monitoring Progress, Interactive e-learning courses and not just Computer Based Training (CBT), Reflective learning methodology, Real time reporting, Flexible update mechanism, No IT involvement required, Connectivity with 3rd party systems e.g crewing, Has a Business intelligence system that calculates training related KPI’s per rank training, performance and identifies training needs based on actual training data, Identification of training needs per rank and personalized, Updated material according to the latest IMO and USCG updates.


The system comprises of two main modules:

HQ LMS (Head Quarter Learning Management System) which is the main e-Learning platform installation on the HQ ashore server. No need for fast Wifi Access, VLMS (Vessel Learning Management System), an e-Learning platform installation per vessel that is able to communicate with HQ LMS in order to receive files (course or user data) and send back to HQ LMS user activity reports. With VLMS trainees has access both ashore and onboard.

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