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 BWTS FIT 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) 23 hours duration of supplementary courses (legislation, technologies and compliance) 6 hours

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Learn everything you need to know around 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.
The courses reflect employees’ roles, training needs and objectives.
The vast use of multimedia make courses more comprehensive and practical.

  • 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