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Applying online for a DP Certificate - Offshore Old Scheme

Once the requirements have been met, you will need to complete the online application for the Limited/Unlimited Dynamic Positioning Certificate before sending your documents to The Nautical Institute.

To apply online you will need to log into your account on the NI Alexis Platform. An account will already be held on The Nautical Institute database from when you attended a course at the DP training centre if you completed an examination, or if you are a member or ever purchased books from us. If you do not know your login details please first try the ‘Forgot password’ option on the login page.

Please note that if you have a black logbook, the logbook number will be linked to the account that you set up when you attended the DP Basic/Induction Course so you must use the same account as the logbook has already been registered to your account. Please note that if you have changed your email address since then, please try previous email addresses that you still have access to.

Once logged in on the NI website, you should check and update any personal details which may have changed.   

All the details from the logbook should be added to the online application system. Once the information has been entered, the application should be submitted online to check if you are eligible.  If you have completed the elements within a six year period, or repeated any training, you will need to contact the DP team to make your application manually eligible.

The payment option will only be available if you meet the certification requirements and the once the payment has been completed, the application should be sent into The Nautical Institute offices for processing along with the PDF Checklist which will become available after payment.

If the system says that a Limited DP Certificate will be issued and you are expecting an Unlimited DP Certificate, please contact the NI before any payment is made to check why the Unlimited DP Certificate is not being issued.

Documents to be sent to The Nautical Institute offices are:

  • Copy of passport personal details page
  • Copy of STCW certificate held
  • Original NI logbook
  • Original confirmation letters for all DP sea time
  • Additional documents where necessary

Once documents are received and logged in by The Nautical Institute, an automatic email will be generated and sent to your registered email address confirming that we have received your documents. Another email will be sent once your documents are processed.

Please note that all applications are subject to verification once they are received by The Nautical Institute. 

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  1. Jenny Daintree

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