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Dynamic Positioning (DP) Revalidation course

Course Overview

Course Content

This course involves both theory and practical training (50:50) on Modal Training's KONGSBERG K-Sim Class A DP simulator and will update candidates with the latest rules and regulations, position references and sensors, known DP incidents and lessons learned.

This course is delivered in English and requires candidates to have a good standard of verbal and written English, including industry relevant terminology.

Course Benefits

This course allows certified DPO's who have not gained sufficient sea time over the proceeding 5 years to revalidate their certificate. The course may be completed up to 6 months before the revalidation date set by the NI and will be valid for a period of 12 months only.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a DPO certificate issued by the NI. The original DPO certificate should be presented to Modal Training at the beginning of the course.  

If the participant is completing the course for the first time, there is no minimum DP sea time requirement. 
If the participant is completing the course for a second or subsequent time, a minimum of 28 days DP sea time will be required to revalidate. This DP time may be completed prior to or after the revalidation course.

Please refer to the latest The Nautical Institute Dynamic Positioning Accreditation and Certification Standard which can be found on their website at https://www.nialexisplatform.o...  

Candidates are responsible for ensuring that they meet the entry requirements for the course. Your Log Book and certificate will be checked before training begins on the first day, and if you do not meet the entry requirements you will not be allowed to continue, but you will still be charged.

Further Details



Area of Skill

Dynamic Positioning Courses

Course Type


Training Type

Simulator and classroom

Target Audience

DP Operators

Approving Body

Nautical Institute

Assessment Method

Practical assessment followed by an online multiple choice examination conducted at Modal Training, using the NI's 'TestReach' system.

Certification Duration

12 months

Why Modal Training
Strategically positioned at the heart of the Humber Energy Estuary, we are the UK’s first centre for integrated, multimodal logistics training.