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  • What happens if I fail the examination?

    If the Induction examination is failed you will have two additional chances to retake the course. The first is within 24 hours at the same training centre where the DP Induction Course was taken. If t...

  • My company won’t provide a confirmation letter. What should I do?

    Unfortunately all sea time being claimed for an application does need to be confirmed on a letter from the company. Any time which does not have a confirmation letter cannot be used. If you are unable...

  • Can you send me a copy of my certificate before it is sent out?

    It is The Nautical Institute’s policy not to forward copies of issued certificates to DPOs. Once the certificate is printed, it will be dispatched back to the address on the application. If you would ...

  • Can I record DP time whilst my logbook is at the NI offices?

    Yes, time whilst you are in possession of your logbook can be claimed however this would only be counted to your next application after the date of your DP Certificate, or if your application is unsuc...

  • Can I use time not recorded in my logbook?

    No. Any DP sea time, time onboard and offshore loading operations (depending on the scheme that you are on) to be used in the application must be recorded in your NI logbook. Any time used in the appl...

  • I have an entry in my logbook that has not been signed. What should I do?

    You need to contact the master of the vessel from that time period in order to have the entry signed. Any entries in the logbook which are missing the signature or ship stamp will not be counted towar...

  • What is a certified copy?

    A certified copy is a photocopy of a document e.g. Birth certificate that has an endorsement or certificate to verify it is a “true copy” of the document presented to the authorised signatory. The Nau...

  • What is an affidavit?

    An affidavit is a sworn statement made by an individual and witnessed by a notary public or other judicial officer. The notary public/judicial officer will then also sign the statement attesting to th...

  • Do I need to scan all pages of my logbook to attach to my account?

    No, you only need to scan the pages which contain information. This includes your personal details page. Any DP sea time pages that are blank do not need to be scanned and upload to your account. Plea...