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An integrated learning approach

Attending one of our courses is above all the chance to benefit from internationally recognised teaching and to have the opportunity to put the knowledge gained into practice.

Internationally recognised training

Cedre holds various accreditations and authorisation on national level.

French Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Crisis Management accreditation

Cedre is accredited under the French Internal Security Code (article L. 725-1, L. 725-3 and R. 725-1 to R. 725-11). Accreditation from the French Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Crisis Management by the interministerial order of 22 January 2019 which officially recognises Cedre's capacity to work alongside government services in pollution response operations in French waters under the French emergency organisation ORSEC.

Accreditation under the French Code of the Environment

Cedre is also accredited in accordance with article L. 211-5-1 of the French Code of the Environment by the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition to conduct missions of general interest providing expertise and support for the authorities including the organisation of training courses by a team of professional trainers on the management of and response to oil or chemical spills at sea, in sea ports, on the shoreline, in lakes and in watercourses.

This accreditation gave rise to the ministerial order issued on 20 December 2018.

Authorisation to deliver national training courses

According to the Prime Minister’s instruction dated 4th March 2002 relating to pollution response in the marine environment (national POLMAR documentation), Cedre is tasked with continuing its training efforts in pollution response.


Cedre is qualified to deliver all three levels of training courses on response to accidental marine pollution to International Maritime Organization standards. Our activities are also recognised by national accreditation which is being renewed.



Unique facilities

Our technical facilities have been specially developed so that oil can be released in near-real conditions in order to run spill response practical training.

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Varied learning methods

Learning, understanding, doing… A variety of teaching methods are used to boost the learning process: theory lectures, practical sessions with equipment deployment and release of oil or a simulant, case studies of past spills, tutorials and tabletop exercises.

Following each course, the participants are given the training materials and supplementary documents (regulations, operational guides, etc.), to refresh and further the knowledge acquired during the course.




Skilled and experienced training staff

Here at Cedre, we select our in-house and external training staff for their recognised skills and experience in the relevant fields.

In addition to our in-house trainers, Cedre also calls upon external lecturers from the French Navy, maritime affairs, the French marine casualties investigation board, French Customs,  fire brigades, the shipping industry, oil companies, the academic world, the media...

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