If you are on the Offshore Old Scheme, you will hold either a blue/green A6 logbook, or a black A5 logbook.
Please note that the time for completing the initial training for the Old Offshore Scheme has been increased from five years to six years.
We are currently in the process of updating our guidance documents but please note that the downloadable guide on this page may still refer to the five year rule.
Blue/Green Logbook Guide
Small A6 size
(25 pages - Issued up to 2012)
Black Logbook Guide
Larger A5 size
(76 pages - Issued from 2013 - December 2014)
Many applications for DP certificates are unsuccessful because the online application has not been completed, logbooks are completed incorrectly or incorrect documentation has been provided. Follow the relevant Logbook Guide to ensure that your logbook can be processed quickly and your certificate issued as soon as possible.
The online application must be completed before any documents are sent into The Nautical Institute's offices. Please read the correct Online Application Guide for the scheme you are on.
Once the online application has been completed, please post/courier your logbook, signed PDF Checklist, original signed and stamped confirmation letters for ALL DP sea time (including familiarisation) and any other supporting documents to:
The Nautical Institute
202 Lambeth Road