Dynamic Positioning Revalidation / DP Refresher and Competency Assessment Course

Revalidate your DP Certificate in case of insufficient sea time AND/ OR without NI-approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.

Sector Maritime shipping
Sectors Maritime shipping, Zeevaart
Type of training DP Revalidation/ Refresher and assessment
Duration 5 days
Price € 2.800,00 excl. VAT
Recognition Nautical Institute (NI)

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  • Nautical Institute requirements for revalidation of NI DPO certificates are changed as per January 2024. As per January 2024 in addition to completing sea-time days* the DPO should either;

    • Complete a NI-accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for the required number of years as well as taking the NI CPD Revalidation Exam OR
    • Complete the DP revalidation/ Refresher course and assessment (this training) at an approved training facility.

    *Please see Target Group details for specific sea time requirements.

    The course and instructors are accredited by the NI in London.

  • During the Dynamic Positioning Revalidation course our experienced instructors cover the following theoretical topics:

    • latest regulation and guidelines
    • latest developments regarding sensors and positioning reference systems
    • relevant DP incidents and their cause
    • alarms, alerts and information messages
    • risk assessments, operational planning and identification of danger
    • configuring the DP for specific tasks
    • actions to be taken as a consequence of system errors

    Afterwards you take an online exam at the Nautical Institute and a practical exam on the DP bridge simulator. After a successful completion of both exams you can have your DP certificate be converted to a revalidation by the Nautical Institute.

  • At the end of this course:

    • you are aware of the latest developments relevant to your work activities as a DP operator
    • you know how to identify risks early on with the DP
    • your memory has been refreshed with what to do in case of calamities with the DP
    • you can have your DP certificate be converted into a revalidation
  • If you have 150 days of DP sea time/DP activities and are due to revalidate your NI DPO certificate please see the new NI 2024 requirements below:

    • NI DP revalidation/ DP Refresher course OR,
    • NI Revalidation online exam AND One year of an NI-approved CPD programme

    If you have 30 days or more DP sea time, then the DP Refresher and Competency Assessment Course may be completed at any time, as required. If you have no DP sea time or less than 30 days of sea time, then the Revalidation Course may be completed up to six months before the revalidation dates set by the NI. If you have less than 30 days of DP sea time, the course will be valid for a period of 12 months only, at which time you must apply to the NI for certificate revalidation.

    To make sure all applicants have enough time to meet the requirements, NI will be introducing the changes gradually over the next five years.

  • Entry requirements

    DP certificate issued by the Nautical Institute in London.

    Type of training DP Revalidation/ Refresher and assessment
    Duration 5 days
    Language Dutch, Engels, English, Nederlands
    Exams Ja (online bij Nautical Institute), Yes (online theoretical exam at the training center), Yes (practical assessment at the training center)
    Certificate Ja (STC Training & Consultancy certificaat), STC Next certificate (NI approved to revalidate your DPO certificate)
    Course code SDPE
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3 reasons to choose this course

  • Revalidate your NI DPO certificate in five days without DP sea time and/ or without valid CPD programme.
  • Complete accreditation from the Nautical Institute (NI)
  • Instructors with practical experience

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