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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Offshore Revalidation

    1. I am due to revalidate my certificate in 2024, can I apply now?
    2. When should I make my application to revalidate my DP certificate?
    3. Where can I take the Revalidation or Refresher Courses?
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  2. New CPD requirements for Revalidation

    1. I am due to revalidate my certificate after January 2024, what happens if I am unable to complete the new requirements in time?
    2. How many modules do I have to complete for a years worth of CPD?
    3. I have completed my first year of CPD and want to change to a different CPD provider next year, can I do this?
    4. See all 16 articles »
  3. Applying Online

    1. What do I do if I cannot log in online?
    2. Why don't I have the option to start my revalidation application?
    3. How much will my application cost?
    4. See all 12 articles »
  4. Self-Elevating Platform (Jack Up) DP Scheme

    1. How can I find the additional documents needed for the Self-Elevating Platform (Jack Up) scheme? Confirmation letter template
    2. How do I complete the logbook for the Self-Elevating Platform (Jack Up) Scheme?
    3. Who can sign off the DP operations for the Self-Elevating Platform(Jack Up) Scheme?
  5. New Offshore Scheme

    1. Do I need to send in my documents?
    2. I have two Master's signing off my DP sea time, which one do I enter on my application online?
    3. My logbook is missing some of the tasks. What should I do?
    4. See all 6 articles »
  6. DPVM Revalidation

    1. When should I make my application to revalidate my DPVM certificate?
    2. Where can I take the DPVM Revalidation Course?
    3. Where can I take the NI CPD Revalidation exam?
    4. See all 28 articles »
  7. DP Vessel Maintainer (DPVM) Scheme

    1. If I want to apply for my certificate using the Grandfather route is there a deadline?
    2. Do I need to have completed all of the training by the deadline date to be eligible to apply for the Grandfather route?
    3. Where can I take the exam, and how much does it cost?
    4. See all 13 articles »
  8. Shuttle Tanker Revalidation

    1. What must be sent to The Nautical Institute for revalidation or conversion of Restricted Shuttle Tanker DP certificates?
    2. When should I make my application to revalidate my certificate?
  9. Shuttle Tanker

    1. What is the definition of sea time for the Shuttle Tanker scheme?
    2. What are Courses A and B?
    3. Can I use time from before my Induction course towards my certificate?
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  10. Old Offshore Scheme

    1. Is sea time accrued on board any DP equipped vessel eligible to gain a DP certificate?
    2. Am I ready to apply for a certificate on the Offshore Old Scheme?
    3. Can I take my Advanced course directly after my Basic course (Back to Back)?
    4. See all 4 articles »
  11. General

    1. Do I have to revalidate?
    2. My logbook has run out of space. What should I do?
    3. What confirmation letters do I need to obtain from my company in order to revalidate my Offshore Certificate?
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