RPS has been at the forefront of providing Protected Species Observing (PSO) services in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Atlantic for many years. Our in-house training and certification program has been part of the foundation of our success.
We are pleased to present the first BOEM/NMFS-compliant online PSO course for the Gulf of Mexico and U.S Atlantic. Successful completion of the course will result in your certification as a PSO.
This training program pulls together the expertise, advice, and lessons learned of our instructors, biologists, and other professionals who have overcome some of the complex hurdles that have shaped the PSO program into what it is today.
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Ready for a career in Marine Biology?
Get certified as a Protected Species Observer today!
Expand your knowledge of the marine environment
Increase your professional skill set and value to prospective employers
Work in an exciting and diverse environment where you can observe marine life
Want to learn about marine environmental issues?
Learn about sound in the marine environment and associated regulatory requirements
Increase your understanding of monitoring and mitigation procedures on geophysical surveys
Proactively prevent incidents of potential non-compliance
Improve understanding of regulations and HSE performance
Already a PSO and want to be the best of the best?
Never stop striving to learn more!
Improve your knowledge and performance as a PSO
Refresh and sharpen your skills
Improve your data collection and reporting techniques
Looking for Professional Development?
Educate your project management team
Increase the efficacy of project mangers with improved knowledge of regulatory requirements
Enhance your offshore environmental training program
Are you ready to become a certified Protected Species Observer?
Then get started right here!
Sign up for our online Protected Species Observer (PSO) course today!
The certification never expires!