The DP Revalidation course is intended for those who have already been issued a DPO Certificate from the NI but are unable to revalidate their DPO Certificate due to insufficient DP sea time. The overall course aim is to update the DPO with the latest rules and regulations, position references and sensors, known DP incidents and lessons learned. At the end of the course, the student should: • Have acquired knowledge of the latest rules and regulations. • Have acquired knowledge of the latest developments within sensors and PRS’. • Have acquired knowledge of the latest relevant DP incidents and why they occurred. • Be able to recognize the various alarm, warning and information messages. • Carry out operational planning, risk assessment and hazard identification tasks. • Set up the DP system for a particular task/operation. • Decide on courses of action because of systems failure. Delivery Method Training will be split equally between theory and practical exercises. Morning sessions will consist of review of prior DP knowledge and introduction to the latest information, while afternoon sessions will take place in MPT’s state of the art DP Simulators. Theory will be used to support the practical exercises as a briefing, a de-briefing and for demonstration purposes.
REVALIDATION CRITERIA FOR 2020 ONWARDS
The Nautical Institute has developed a set of guidelines for those revalidating after the transition period for revalidation finishes on 31st December 2019. These guidelines are to provide information for those who have not yet revalidated their DP Certificate or are due to revalidate for a second time, and the actions required if they wish to revalidate. This guidance particularly applies to:
DPOs with DP Certificates issued before 2012
1) Any DP Certificate issued before 2012 that does not have an expiry date will expire on 31st December 2019.
DPOs with DP Certificates due for revalidation before 2020
2) Any DP Certificate issued after 2012 (and due to expire before 2020) that has not yet been revalidated will also expire on 31st December 2019.
The following points apply to all DPOs who are revalidating their certificate:
i) DP sea time can only be claimed while a DP Certificate is valid. Time completed after the DP Certificate expires cannot be used towards any revalidation.
ii) A DPO can still apply for their revalidation after the expiry date, however the new certificate will only be valid for a period of five years from the previous certificate expiry date.
iii) DPOs may apply after their certificate has expired if they have met the DP sea time requirements for revalidation while their certificate was valid. [This applies to revalidation based on 150 days or more of DP sea time, or revalidation based on less than 150 days of DP sea time, in which case, the person needs to complete the Simulator Course and a minimum of 30 days DP sea time].
iv) If the DPO did not complete the required DP sea time for revalidation before the expiry of the certificate, then the following routes for revalidation are available for DPOs with an expired certificate:
(a) Take the Revalidation Course without DP sea time. Standard rules for revalidation with the course still apply.
(b) Take the Simulator Course with a minimum of 60 days DP sea time
v) If a DPO cannot provide any evidence of the DP sea time within the last 10 years, or equivalent occupation or activities as recognised by the NI they will need to repeat their DP training starting with the Basic Course, and complete the training and sea time before a certificate can be issued.