DP Refresher for Drilling Course - NI Approved


From January 2024, the requirements to revalidate DP certificates will be changing.

To make sure that DP operators keep pace with the developing standards in a fast changing industry, DPOs renewing their certificates will now be asked to demonstrate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as well as experience.



This course allows DPOs to refresh their knowledge on DP operations, DP Bridge team work, Emergency DP resource Management and to stay current with the latest industry guidelines. The scheme is designed to help all DPO’s maintain their knowledge of the latest industry guidance and operational best practice and to meet the requirements for revalidation of DPO certificates. TARGET GROUPDPOs renewing their certificates as part of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme. ENTRY REQUIREMENTSA valid NI DP Certificate issued by the Nautical Institute and between 30 - 150 days sea time in the last 5 years. If the course participant has more than 150 days, he can also choose to take the Refresher course (every 5 years) as part of his certificate revalidation process. (If NI annual CPD requirement is not fulfilled successfully) CONTENT• DP rules and Regulations• DP Sensors and Position Reference Systems• DP Set Up• DP Bridge Watchkeeping• Position Keeping• Environmental Conditions• Alarms and Indicators• Change of DP Watch• Normal Completion of a DP Operation• Operating in Joystick Mode (DP Joystick)• Emergency Situation• Emergency Performance/Response

INFORMATION ON THE NEW NI CPD REQUIREMENTS: https://www.nialexisplatform.org/short-coursesrecognition/online-courses/dynamic-positioning-operators-cpd-app/cpd-app-information/ 

To revalidate your Limited/Unlimited DP Certificate, you will need to: complete the NI DP Refresher and Competence Assessment  (including the NI Revalidation online examination)


be enrolled in an Online NI-approved Continuing Professional Development programme (KM Assessment Tool Coming Soon)

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


Scheduled Courses

Courses with future dates

  • Date Duration Subject Location Price
  • 5 days DP Refresher for Drilling Course - NI approved Aberdeen GBP 3500.00 Book

E-Learning courses

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