The Marine Surveying Academy Ltd (MSA),is a wholly owned subsidiary of IIMS. It is MSA that has developed and manages the eCMID scheme on behalf of IIMS and delivers the individual inspector accreditation assessments and organises the accreditation training services and courses for the scheme.
MSA provides more than just accreditation services. As an organisation, MSA is dedicated to providing the best quality marine surveyor based training and in other specialist marine related areas too.
As the commercial arm of the IIMS, MSA is able to call on a wide selection of members who have various skills and knowledge acquired over many years. On one level the aim of the MSA is to provide basic, day long, short courses for IIMS members in a range of subjects, for example report writing. On another level the MSA delivers training and examinations leading to formal accreditation and qualifications certified by the IIMS.