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The Nautical Institute
Frequently Asked Questions
I am due to revalidate my certificate in 2024, can I apply now?
When should I make my application to revalidate my DP certificate?
Where can I take the Revalidation or Refresher Courses?
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New CPD requirements for Revalidation
I am due to revalidate my certificate after January 2024, what happens if I am unable to complete the new requirements in time?
How many modules do I have to complete for a years worth of CPD?
I have completed my first year of CPD and want to change to a different CPD provider next year, can I do this?
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What do I do if I cannot log in online?
Why don't I have the option to start my revalidation application?
How much will my application cost?
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Self-Elevating Platform (Jack Up) DP Scheme
How can I find the additional documents needed for the Self-Elevating Platform (Jack Up) scheme? Confirmation letter template
How do I complete the logbook for the Self-Elevating Platform (Jack Up) Scheme?
Who can sign off the DP operations for the Self-Elevating Platform(Jack Up) Scheme?
New Offshore Scheme
Do I need to send in my documents?
I have two Master's signing off my DP sea time, which one do I enter on my application online?
My logbook is missing some of the tasks. What should I do?
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When should I make my application to revalidate my DPVM certificate?
Where can I take the DPVM Revalidation Course?
Where can I take the NI CPD Revalidation exam?
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DP Vessel Maintainer (DPVM) Scheme
If I want to apply for my certificate using the Grandfather route is there a deadline?
Do I need to have completed all of the training by the deadline date to be eligible to apply for the Grandfather route?
Where can I take the exam, and how much does it cost?
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Shuttle Tanker Revalidation
What must be sent to The Nautical Institute for revalidation or conversion of Restricted Shuttle Tanker DP certificates?
When should I make my application to revalidate my certificate?
What is the definition of sea time for the Shuttle Tanker scheme?
What are Courses A and B?
Can I use time from before my Induction course towards my certificate?
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Old Offshore Scheme
Is sea time accrued on board any DP equipped vessel eligible to gain a DP certificate?
Am I ready to apply for a certificate on the Offshore Old Scheme?
Can I take my Advanced course directly after my Basic course (Back to Back)?
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Do I have to revalidate?
My logbook has run out of space. What should I do?
What confirmation letters do I need to obtain from my company in order to revalidate my Offshore Certificate?
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