NI approved Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction

NI approved Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction

NI approved Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction Course Overview

The NI Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction course (formally known as DP Basic) is the first phase in obtaining a Nautical Institute DP Operators Certificate.


*Reduction cost is available for limited time only

Entry Requirements

The minimum qualification for the  NI Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction course is set at:

– STCW Regulation II/1 – II/2 – II/3 Deck

– STCW Regulation III/1 – III /2 – III/3 – III/6 Engine

– STCW Regulation III/6 for ETOs

Please refer to the latest The Nautical Institute Dynamic Positioning Accreditation and Certification Standard which can be found on their website at

Candidates are responsible for ensuring that they meet the entry requirements for the course. Your documentation 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.

NI approved Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction Course Content

The NI Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction course involves both theory (80%) and practical training (20%) on Modal Training’s Kongsberg K-Sim Class C DP simulator (at least one simulator to two students) and covers the following topics:

  • Principles of DP
  • Elements of the DP system
  • Practical operation of the DP system
  • Position reference systems
  • Environment sensors and ancillary equipment
  • Power generation and supply and propulsion
  • DP operations.

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

The NI Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction course will give candidates a knowledge of the general principles of DP and DP systems and their use and limitations prior to gaining practical experience on-board a DP vessel.

Assessment Method

Online multiple choice examination conducted at Modal Training, using the NI’s ‘TestReach’ system.



*The cost to our DP Induction course has recently been reduced, this is for limited time only.

Course Details

Duration4 Days

Key Info

Area of SkillDynamic Position Courses
Course TypeInitial
Training TypeClassroom and desktop simulator
Approving BodyNautical Institute

Contact us for dates

01469 428449

Resulting Qualification / Documentation

Upon successful completion of the NI Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction course and online assessment, Modal Training will issues a Certificate of Completion and a NI DP Operator’s Logbook to the trainee DPO in which his/her courses, DP sea time, task completion and Statement of Suitability as a DPO are recorded.