Dynamic Positioning Continuous Professional Development
From the 1st January 2024 every DP officer with 150 days sea time revalidating their DPO or DPVM certificates will have to:
Have evidence of engagement with a DP CPD programme
Take a nautical Institute online exam.
Where a DP officer does not have evidence of engagement with a DP CPD programme then a full Nautical Institute DP refresher and competency assessment course must be taken before certificate can be revalidated.
At Keelson we believe that CPD is the ISM of crew competence. That is, we think the provision of CPD should rest with the company. A such our DP CPD programme is primary aimed at companies investing in the process for their DP personnel and includes live BI reporting interfaces and bespoke packages. Individual DP practitioners can however enrol independently of their employer (click here).
The CPD is delivered on-line and can be accessed offshore with an internet connection of 0.5mps
Each DP CPD candidate receives:
an initial on-line assessment
a detailed report on performance areas that identifies areas of strength and weakness.
access to a DP App with links to industry documents and expert analysis and a DP Primer to support self study
second assessment after a period of self-study
a Nautical Institute Recognised for CPD IMCA M117 aligned certificate
Each test is unique, created randomly within subject matter groups, from a database of several hundred questions extends covering IMO, IMCA, MTS regulations and guidelines as well as published industry safety alerts.
The assessment takes about 60 minutes and is time constrained ensuring a high level of integrity robustness. We can also provide online invigilation tool for those who want an extra level of integrity.
All of our CPD materials are written by DP and maritime educational experts. We stand by Blooms Taxonomy (see below) and the reliability and validity of our CPD programme.
Use our DP CPD package to support your annual appraisal system. The interim report will guide your staff to self study and improvements can
be demonstrated in the final assessment.
Analyse your results over one vessel or the whole fleet and TARGET training where it is most needed.
Use the DP CPD assessment as past of your recruitment process and employ the best!
Prove your commitment to ensuring crew competence to clients, flag and classification societies.