NI approved Dynamic Positioning (DP) Simulator

NI approved Dynamic Positioning (DP) Simulator

NI approved Dynamic Positioning (DP) Simulator Course Overview

Our 4 day NI Dynamic Positioning (DP) Simulator course (formally known as DP Advanced) is the third phase in obtaining a Nautical Institute DP Operators Certificate. This course is for those who are following the Nautical Institute (NI) DP training scheme, has completed the NI Induction Course and has gained the required DP watch keeping sea time as per the NI requirements.



Entry Requirements

To apply for the NI Dynamic Positioning (DP) Simulator course, candidates must have completed the DP Induction course, minimum of 60 days sea time experience and completion of the task sections of the DP Operator’s Logbook.

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 Log Book 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) Simulator Course Content

The NI Dynamic Positioning (DP) Simulator course involves predominantly practical training on Modal Training’s Kongsberg K-Sim Class A DP simulator and covers the following topics:

  • Practical operation of the DP system
  • DP operations
  • DP alarms, warnings and emergency procedures.

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 will build on the candidate’s previous onshore and offshore training and simulate various problems and failures encountered during DP operations.

Assessment Method

This course has a three part assessment process: 1. Continual assessment by the Instructor throughout the course. 2. DP Set-up practical assessment taken on the last day of the course. 3. On the successful completion of the practical assessment, candidates will be required to take an online multiple choice assessment conducted through the Nautical Institute’s ‘TestReach’ system. Following successful completion of the course, candidates are required to finalise their 60 days operational sea time onboard a DP vessel before applying for a DPO Certificate from the Nautical Institute.



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

Course Details

Duration4 days

Key Info

Area of SkillDynamic Positioning Courses
Course typeInitial
Training TypeClassroom and simulator
Target AudienceDPO trainees
Approving BodyNautical Institute

Contact us for dates

01469 428449

Resulting Qualification / Documentation

Upon successful completion of the course, DP Set-up practical assessment and online assessment, Modal Training will issue a Certificate of Completion and the candidates log book will be updated appropriately.