DP Induction

Dynamic Positioning (DP) courses are mandatory for Seafaring personnel intending to become DP operators. Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz offers DP courses in accordance with the curriculum set by the Nautical Institute.

After this course

At the end of the course you have acquired knowledge of the principles of Dynamic Positioning, are able to set up a dynamic positioning system and have an understanding of the practical operation of associated equipment, including position reference systems.

Course duration and course dates

The duration of the course is five days, from Monday 08.30 hour until Friday 11.30 hour. The course DP Induction is scheduled to take place on:

  • 19  –  23 March 2018
  • 16  –  20 April 2018
  • 28 May  –  01 June 2018
  • 02  –  06 July 2018


5 days


5 days



Course fee

The DP Induction course fee is € 1.975,- (exempt from VAT), excluding travel and subsistence expenses, including lunch, coffee and tea.

Entry requirements

To enter this course the participants should provide a Certificate of Competence (CoC) or an equivelant. For students and cadets, a confirmation letter of the Institute attending is also accepted.

If you are unsure about the eligibility of your licence to enter into the training scheme, it is advisable to contact The NI for clarification before joining or starting the Induction course.