From 1st January 2015, DP certificates are required to be revalidated every 5 years. The Nautical Institute strongly recommends that DPOs who already hold the NI DP certificate log their DP sea time in their NI and/or IMCA logbook. Confirmation letters are required for revalidation of DP sea time gained after 1st January 2014.
The revalidation will be phased as below:
2015: Revalidation of certificates issued from 1984 to 2002, 2009 and 2010
2016: Revalidation of certificates issued from 2003-2004 and 2011
2017: Revalidation of certificates issued from 2005-2006 and 2012
2018: Revalidation of certificates issued from 2007-2008 and 2013
2019: Revalidation of certificates issued in 2013 and so on
The application and documents should be sent to the Nautical Institute in the same month that the DP certificate was issued. When you send the documents to The Nautical Institute to be verified, please mark the envelope as REVALIDATION.
For more instructions on how to proceed with the revalidation of DP certificates, please click here: Certification Revalidation
If you are due to revalidate your DP Certificate but do not have enough or any DP sea time logged, you can attend the DP Revalidation Course at one of our approved training centres. Once you have completed the course, you can log into your online account and apply straight away for your revalidation.
The Revalidation Course may be completed up to six months before the revalidation date set by the NI. The course will be valid for a period of 12 months only, in which you must send in an application into the NI. If you are completing the course for the first time, there is no minimum DP sea time requirement.