DNV GL DPO

New concept for certification of DP Operators

As the first training- and test-center in the world, Ship Modelling and Simulation Centre AS (SMSC) is proud to announce the offering of a complete set of courses and examinations for certification of Dynamic Positioning (DP) Operators in accordance with guidelines given by DNV SeaSkill™ (DNV).

“SMSC consider the new concept to be a very important milestone in the education of DP operators (DPO). The industry is experiencing major problems with the current regime, and this is something the new concept aims to address. We expect to achieve a documented higher quality on DPOs, that the certification process will be shorter and cheaper, and we aim to provide a well-functioning certification regime with less bureaucracy”, says Stig Einar Wiggen, Managing Director at SMSC.

The new initiative from DNV and SMSC emphasize quality control of DPOs through requiring candidates to pass both theoretical and practical exams before a certificate is issued. The courses leading to the exams will be open for all, including deck officers, candidates under education and others with an interest for DP.

“With this new concept, certificates for DP operators can be issued in a new and more flexible way, without compromising on the quality. Also, certification can be achieved in a shorter time than today”, says Master Mariner Aksel David Nordholm at DNV SeaSkill™.

Forms and standards relevant to the DNV GL training and certification scheme for download.

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