Entry Process

DP Course Entry Process Student Required Documents

  1. Dynamic Positioning Awareness Course:
  • None
  1. Dynamic Positioning Induction Course:
    Copy of:
  • Seaman Book (Original must be available and one copy).
  • National Passport (Original must be available and one copy).
  • Certificate of Competency (Original must be available and one copy)*
  • Statement of fact from the Maritime College for cadets.
  • Personal Photos (3).
  1. Dynamic Positioning Simulator/Advanced Course:
  • Attendance and completion of Dynamic Positioning Induction Course.
  • Documented practical experience in the use of DP systems on DP vessels for a minimum period of 30 days as a trainee DPO (Old Scheme) or minimum period of 60 days as a trainee DPO (New Scheme start in 1/1/2015).
  • The practical experience referred to should be in accordance with chapter C in the NI DP operator logbook – Seagoing Familiarization Watch keeping.
  • Seaman Book (Original must be available and one copy).
  • National Passport (Original must be available and one copy).
  • Personal photos (3).
  • Certificate of Competency (Original must be available and one copy)*
  • Statement of Fact letter from your offshore company stating the DP Sea time that has been logged in your DP log Book (Original must be available and one copy).

* Cadets in NI training scheme are permitted to do phase a, b and c of the DP training scheme with a maximum of 60 days sea time, the last 60 days sea time will be required after obtaining COC

  1. Dynamic Positioning Maintenance Course:
  • Attendance and completion of Dynamic Positioning Simulator/Advanced Course.
  • Seaman Book (Original must be available and one copy).
  • National Passport (Original must be available and one copy).
  • Personal photos (3).
  • Certificate of Competency (Original must be available and one copy).
  1. Dynamic Positioning Maintenance Course:
  • Suitable preparation or experience in maritime electronic systems, electronics and computer-based control Systems. A perception of vessel navigation and maneuvering would be advantageous.