Dynamic Positioning Revalidation

Short course

After five years a DP certificate needs to be renewed. For a renewal or revalidation of an existing certificate, 150 DP sea time days are required. If sufficient days are not obtained, this course will extend your current certificate for another five years (if attending for the first time).

  • Revalidate your DPO certificate.
  • All our DP courses and instructors are accredited by the Nautical Institute in London.



  • Terschelling


  • English

Standard duration

5 days

Course duration and dates

The duration of the course is 5 days, from Monday 9.00am until Friday 11.30am. The course DP Revalidation is scheduled to take place on:

  • 11 - 15 October 2021(cancelled)
  • 08 - 12 November 2021
  • 06 - 10 December 2021
  • 17 - 21 January 2022
  • 14 - 18 February 2022
  • 14 - 18 March 2022
  • 09 - 13 May 2022
  • 20 - 24 June 2022

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a DPO certificate issued by The Nautical Institute. This 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 only.

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 DP sea time will be required to revalidate.

Course fee

The DP Revalidation course fee is € 2475,- (exempt from VAT) including lunch, coffee and tea, excluding travel and subsistence expenses.

Practical learning

Course fee

The DP Revalidation course fee is €2,475 (exempt from VAT) including lunch, coffee, and tea, excluding travel and subsistence expenses.

Course contents

You will work with practical scenarios based on real operations. Furthermore, you will train on planning and executing specified operations under varying simulated conditions. During the operations, you will face typical DP failure modes. This course also focuses on communication with field control, other vessels, and the different departments onboard. To make sure that you will act in different roles during the course.

Course contents

The DP Sea Time Reduction course covers the following:

  • Study of DP incidents.
  • Construction and use of worksite diagrams, Electronic Charts and Vessel templates for use in DP operations.
  • Preparation of plans for a projected DP operation, contingency plans for expected deviations and emergencies.
  • Participation in simulated situations in a variety of DP operations while handling routine and emergency situations.
  • Risk and safety analysis, and defining DP equipment classes.
  • The DP system’s utilization of position measurements.
  • New development in DP systems.

For more information about DP please visit the website of The Nautical Institute.


Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate will be issued.

Study at NHL Stenden


For registration please fill out the course registration sheet. After registration we will provide you with further detailed information. Each course has a limited number of places available. If the course is fully booked, we will put you on a waiting list in case there is a cancellation.