Dynamic Positioning (NI DP) Courses

Our Dynamic Positioning (DP) Courses will give the students a thorough knowledge of the practical aspects of DP operations. They will be capable of planning and conducting any DP operation, including risk assessment, contingency planning and assessment of vessel capability.


  1. Deck Officers (DP Basic, DP Advanced, DP Sea Time reduction, DP FMEA familiarization, DP Position Reference Systems);
  2. ETOs, Engineer Officers (Maintenance of the DP Systems, DP Awareness course);
  3. Shore staff - Superintendents (DP Basic, Maintenance of the DP Systems, DP FMEA familiarization).

Please visit our training articles to find out more information about:

  1. Who is Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO)?
  2. How to get The Nautical Institute DPO certificate?

Dynamic Positioning (DP) is an automated computer system which keeps an offshore vessel in its specified position or heading in deeper waters where anchoring or mooring is not feasible.DP Systems are vital for safety operations such as deep water drilling (Drillships, Mobile Offshore Drilling Units), anchor handling (Anchor handling tug supply vessel operation for anchoring of non-DP MODU), supply for oil rigs and platforms (entry to the 500m safety zone of offshore installation), subsea construction, ROV Support etc. This is a safe, fast and reliable tool to perform daily offshore operations.

Vessels frequently need to conduct operations of a safety-critical nature, close to platforms or other fixed structure. During such operations, it is essential that the vessel is able to perform maximum efficiency, and this includes the competence of Watch keeping Officers, and DP Operators, who must be properly trained.

Frequently asked questions - Dynamic Positioning (NI DP) Courses

What types of DP training courses does Lerus offer?

At Lerus, we offer a comprehensive range of DP training courses tailored to meet the needs of maritime professionals at various stages of their careers. Our offerings include the Dynamic Positioning Induction Course for beginners, the Advanced DP course for more experienced operators, and specialized courses focusing on specific DP systems and scenarios. Our curriculum is designed to provide both theoretical knowledge and hands-on simulator experience, ensuring participants are well-equipped to handle real-world DP operations.

Why should maritime professionals choose Lerus for their DP training needs?

Choosing Lerus for DP training ensures participants receive world-class instruction combined with practical experience. Our state-of-the-art training facilities, equipped with the latest DP simulators, allow for immersive learning. Our instructors are seasoned DP operators with vast maritime experience, ensuring that the training is both relevant and practical. Additionally, our commitment to continuous improvement means that our courses are always updated with the latest industry standards and best practices.

How does Lerus support participants after completing the DP training courses?

At Lerus, our commitment to participants extends beyond the classroom. After completing the DP training, we offer post-course support, including guidance on certification processes and career advancement. We also provide opportunities for further training and refresher courses, ensuring our graduates remain at the forefront of DP operations. Our global network and industry collaborations mean that Lerus graduates are recognized and sought after in the maritime industry worldwide.
If you're looking to enhance your maritime skills from the comfort of your home, consider enrolling in our DP basic course online; this comprehensive DP basic course online is designed to provide foundational knowledge and hands-on experience, making it one of the most sought-after DP basic course online options in the industry.
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