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The Nautical Institute DP training scheme is the Industry recognized, learning route to becoming a qualified Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO).
The Nautical Institute has managed the scheme since its inception in the mid 1980’s and in conjunction with industry has developed the certification criteria. It administers the certification of DPO’s together with the accreditation of the training providers.
In order to ensure that the scheme continues to meet current Industry needs, the Dynamic Positioning Training Executive Group (DPTEG) was established to facilitate communication and input from a broad range of stakeholders.
The group is a pan Industry forum of training providers, trade organizations and professional associations who have a remit or interest in DP training.
The remit of DPTEG is to review and develop the Nautical Institute DP Operator training scheme and to evaluate its effectiveness in providing the DP industry with competent DP Operators. It seeks to make decisions and to implement actions to improve the Nautical Institute DP training scheme, including certification criteria, DPO competency and training support.
DPTEG comprises of two groupings – Member organisations and observers.
Member organisations are:-
Observers include, but are not restricted to:
There are currently 55 accredited DP training centers and over 10,000 DP certificates have been issued.
It is now a requirement for all DPOs who were issued with a Nautical Institute DP certificate to revalidate their DP certificatesevery five years. This guide has been designed to assist you in successfully applying for your revalidated DP certificate via the Alexis Platform, which was launched on 1January 2015 as a dedicated website for DP accreditation and certification. Although we have tried to include as much information as we can in this document, it is nota comprehensive guide to the whole revalidation process. Before you start completing your online application, it is essential that you read DP Training & Certificationscheme v1.1 (page 27 onwards) and all of the Revalidation documents available on the Help Page of the Alexis Platform website, to ensure you fully understand therevalidation process, requirements and the options available to you.Revalidation Help Page: http://www.nialexisplatform.org/dp-help-page/revalidation/