Dynamic Positioning Revalidation

This course allows a certified DPO to revalidate without the sea time requirement when taken for the first time, or when taken after a subsequent revalidation with 150 DP sea time days.

The Revalidation Course may be completed up to six months before the revalidation date set by the NI. The course will be valid for a period of 12 months only, in which the DPO must send in an application into the NI.


The overall course aim is to update the DPOs 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 recognise 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