Accreditation is defined by The Nautical Institute as the systematic verification of the processes, procedures, methods and techniques employed to deliver a maritime training product or service in accordance with standards defined, co-developed and approved by The Nautical Institute with industry stakeholders. Accredited training providers have demonstrated that their product or service meets the standard required for Nautical Institute accreditation. This award is valid for a period of not more than three years.
A training centre wishing to offer DP courses formally applies to The Nautical Institute. The Institute arranges an audit to assess the courses delivered by that training provider and verifies that they meet the standards defined by DPTEG and described in this document.
The new version of the DP training standard has been split into two volumes. One for DPOs and trainee DPOs, and then a second containing further information for training centres: