In order to ensure that The Nautical Institute not-for-profit DP Operator training scheme continues to meet current Industry needs, the Dynamic Positioning Training Executive Group (DPTEG) was established to facilitate communication and input from a broad range of stakeholders.
The group is a pan-industry forum of training providers, trade organisations and professional associations which have a remit or interest in DP training, to review and develop The Nautical Institute DP Operator training scheme and to evaluate its effectiveness in providing the DP industry with competent DP Operators. It seeks to make decisions and to implement actions to improve The Nautical Institute DP Operator training scheme, including certification criteria, DPO competency and training support. It is self-funded by raising fees from accredited DP training providers, and currently meets twice a year.
DPTEG membership may comprise a representative from organisations in the following categories:
The training providers are organised into 3 Regional Training Provider Groups (RTPs – Asia, Europe and America). Each of these groups provides a representative to the DPTEG meetings and operates a correspondence network. Each group meets annually to discuss issues relevant to the Scheme, make proposals to DPTEG, and share best practice with other members of the group.
The scope of the review, development and evaluation of the scheme is set out below:
Accreditation standards for DP training providers
DP Operator training requirements
DPTEG will seek to facilitate the exchange of information and liaise regarding DP Operator training with:
DPTEG will normally meet twice a year. When necessary, electronic meetings shall be set up by the Secretary.
The Decision and Action list will be distributed to DPTEG members within five days of the meeting to allow progress on important matters prior to the formal review and approval of meeting minutes.