DP Revalidation

DP Revalidation - 298 KB


By the end of the course the participants shall:

  • Have acquired knowledge of the latest rules and regulations.
  • Have acquired knowledge of the latest developments within sensors and Position Reference Systems.
  • Have acquired knowledge of the latest relevant Dynamic Positioning (DP) incidents and why they occurred.
  • Be able to recognize the various alarm, warning and information messages.
  • Carry out operational planning, risk assessment and hazard identification tasks.
  • Set up the DP system for a particular task/operation.
  • Decide on courses of action because of system failure.


For participants, who hold a recognised Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) certificate issued by The Nautical Institute (NI), but do not have the required 150 days DP Sea time to revalidate through the conventional route:

  • The DP revalidation course may be completed up to 6 months before the revalidation date set by the NI and will be valid for a period of 12 months after.
  • If the participant is completing the course for the first time, there is no minimum DP sea time requirement.
  • If the participant is completing the course for a second or subsequent time, a minimum of 28 days of DP sea time will be required to revalidate. This DP time may be completed prior to or after the revalidation course.
  • Where the participant subsequently revalidates by completion of the full sea time requirement of 150 DP sea time days the next revalidation may be undertaken as if for the first time.


The course is conducted as classroom training, combining theoretical presentation and practical work/discussion with exercises in simulator and guidance. For practical capabilities and skills, exercises are performed in fully equipped DP simulators. This course will fulfill the revalidation learning objectives as specified by The NI.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

To undertake this assessment, the participant requires the ability to read and interpret typical product specifications, job sheets, procedures, and safety information as provided to operators. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms, log and reports.

Assessment & Competency Achievement

The assessment is conducted in English. 100% attendance and participation in the course is required. The NI theory assessment must be passed with 70% or higher.

The practical training exercises are carried out on a Kongsberg Marine K-Pos DP training simulator and a Rolls Royce ICON2 simulator. There will be a maximum of 2 trainees on each desk to give maximum hands on training.

Participants will be awarded a Certificate on successful completion.

Course Duration

5 days.

  • Day 1 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 2 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 3 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 4 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 5 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Course Availability

To check for upcoming course dates, course availability and to enrol on this course, please go
to our Training Management Portal.

Number of Participants

Minimum 2 participants

Maximum 4 participants

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available at www.farstadsimulation-tms.com or on request from Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre staff.