RINA Academy Philippines, Inc. (formerly Italian Maritime Academy Philippines , Inc.) was inaugurated on September 24, 2007 in a grand ceremony attended by the head of RINA, Mr. Ugo Salerno, the chair of its Board of Directors, Mr. Roberto Cazzulo, the Hon. Juan Miguel Arroyo and other dignitaries from government and the Italian Embassy.

RINA Academy Philippines, Inc. is governed by a Scientific Committee which consists of representative of the Italian Maritime cluster: Italian Maritime Shipowners, CONFITARMA and The Italian Classification Society, RINA. The scientific committee supervises the principles and methods of work applied by the Italian Maritime Academy as certified by RINA under ISO 9001:2000.

RINA Academy Philippines, Inc. is created in response to a need of the maritime industry for available, licensed, skilled and competent Deck and Engine Officers and Ratings prepared to man ships to the best interests of shipowners, charterers, ship managers and ship operators.