ROV Pilot Technician Grade II

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In accordance with IMCA recommendations new ROV operation employing staff should complete additional professional training on the following courses:

• “Basic Introductory Course for New Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Personnel” in accordance with IMCA R 002 Guidance which is considered as standard of the field for the new personnel.
• “Training of Remotely Operated Vehicle pilots for obtaining certificate “ROV Pilot/Technician Grade II” in accordance with IMCA C 005 “Guidance on Competence Assurance and Assessment” and IMCA R010 “Guidance on outline syllabi for ROV-related Training Courses”.

Content of the courses held by STORM Training Centre covers all competence levels listed in IMCA C005 rev2.

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

Theoretical training

Acquisition of practical skills

Assessment of skills and knowledge

Duration of training is three weeks

Theoretical training

For Stage 1 two weeks are required.

Theoretical training is carried out in the distance
form with the use of CBT Modules Library in your
personal account

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;
  • safe routine and technical maintenance;
  • ROV technical maintenance;
  • ROV fault finding;
  • reports on the progress of works and recording;
  • use of ROV control organs;
  • ROV control in the normal environmental conditions;
  • ROV pre-dive check and post-dive check;
  • Participation in ROV launch and recovery operations.

Acquisition of practical skills

Stage 2 with one week duration is organized in Moscow.

Much attention is paid to ROV Piloting tasks.
During training 2 ROV apparatus of observation
class are used: AC ROV (SP50) and ROVBUILDER,
equipped with a manipulator.
During practical lessons there is
familiarization training with the use
of ROV Piloting Simulator.

Assessment of skills and knowledge

On Stage 3 at the last day of training there is knowledge
evaluation of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
For evaluation of the achieved practical skills student is
given the tasks including demonstration of the full list
of piloting skills.

Knowledge evaluation is performed in
STORM Training Centre office in the
form of computer testing and interview.

At the end of training each student is issued:

1Filled in “IMCA ROV Personnel Logbook”
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“ROV Pilot Technician Grade II” Certificate
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Video record of the performed examination
practical tasks, on electronic media

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.


There are no legislative requirements for ROV personnel qualification, Completing 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.