Dynamic Positioning Simulator Course (NI DP Advanced)

To give the student should a thorough knowledge of the practical aspects of DP operations. They should be capable of planning and conducting any DP operation, including risk assessment, contingency planning and assessment of vessel capability. They should also be able to react correctly to any circumstances which could lead to a catastrophic failure or which constitutes a catastrophic failure itself.

Courses Duration Participants Language
5 days 4 prs Eng / Ukr
5 days 4 prs English
5 days 4 prs English
5 days 4 prs English

Course Content

The training is based on the programme as outlined by the recommendations contained in The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines.
Training is a mix of theoretical sessions and practical exercises in simulators, using Kongsberg DP.


  • By use of simulator equipment, the student must demonstrate an ability to set up and operate a DP system, including special functions as Auto track and follow target, sensors and associated Position reference systems.
  • The student must demonstrate an ability to carry out a DP operation. All elements of the operation must be adequately covered. This includes planning using all relevant information, contingency planning, worksite approach, use of checklists, communication, DP watch schedule, DP hand over and DP logbook requirements.
  • The student must describe the limitations of the DP systems during operations in shallow and deep waters.
  • The student must demonstrate knowledge of conditions that will cause degraded or emergency status to prevail.
  • The student must evaluate various information received and recognise warnings and alarms associated with catastrophic failures.
  • The student must demonstrate correct behavior in connection with failures and take appropriate action to stabilise the vessels position after a failure.


Instructors will assess and score the candidate during theoretical and practical exercises. The pass mark is 70%

Admission Requirements

Participants must have attended and satisfactorily completed an approved Dynamic Positioning (DP) basic course. Documented minimum sea-going DP familiarization (30 or 60 days depends on scheme) with sufficient entries in the training log.
Participants must hold either a STCW Regulation II/1 - II/2 - II/3 Deck or a Regulation III/1 - III /2 - III/3 Engine certificate. Valid certificate must be presented on the first day of the course as proof.
Persons who have a DP Basic / induction course dated before January 1st 2012 can join the course, if the complete DPO training can be completed within a 5 year period.

Additional information

After successfully completion of Advanced/Simulation course, delegates may obtain certificate "Crew resource management in an offshore environment" upon their request.

Frequently asked questions:

After completing the course with Lerus, will participants receive an official NI certification?

Yes, upon successful completion, participants will be awarded an official certification from the Nautical Institute (NI), signifying their expertise in dynamic positioning operations using simulators.

What is the core focus of the Dynamic Positioning Simulator Course offered by Lerus?

The course is designed to provide participants with hands-on experience in dynamic positioning operations using modern simulators. It covers advanced DP operations, fault finding, and emergency scenarios, ensuring that participants are well-prepared to handle real-world challenges in a controlled environment.

How does the simulator course differ from other DP courses offered by Lerus?

Lerus Dynamic Positioning Simulator Course emphasizes practical, hands-on training. Participants engage in real-time scenarios, tackle system failures, and make critical decisions, all within the safe confines of a simulated environment. This immersive experience ensures they are well-equipped to handle actual DP operations onboard vessels.

Course reviews

Perfect center if needs to learn something new
Good center to get proper skills on simulator and for improving of storage with benefit knowledge. Unlimited free coffee and nice food in lunch time with home taste. Review by: Roman
Wonderful course
I took the DP Induction course in Lerus training center and returned for the DP Simulator course. Lerus has high-experienced and quilified instructors' staff, approved by NI, wonderful facility and competetive prices for the course. It always provides the perfect service and helps with any unexpected issues. It's obviously a perfect training center for me. Review by: Mustafa
Very good and positive.
The training material was good and sufficient. The instructor was well informed and knowledgeable. Friendly staff. Would recommend the training centre to other colleagues. Review by: Gerrit
Course was informative and Instructors have brought real experiences to convey. cause new ideas to work.Highly recommended to practice here. Review by: aLex
All equipment was excellent good facilities provided and easy to located the training centre. Review by: Zahar
Five stars.
The course provides very good knowledge both of theory and practice DP simulation. The DP simulation room were equipped with high modern brand as well true vision. Instructor is very kind and friendly, he also give well information. Thank too much for you Review by: Huynh Duc Nha
Very supportive and comfortable
The best training institute in malaysia, with a great facility and informational learning space. A great environment and very helpfull lerus group Review by: xxx
Very satisfied
I am very satisfied with taking the course at Lerus and I hope that Lerus can maintain its quality of training. Review by: Abdul gapur
Very good & comfortable
This center is very good, i wish i could study here one more time Review by: Ngô Việt
Overall satisfactory
Qualified instructor. Friendly and comfortable training center. Good job Lerus keep it up. Review by: FirZ
After enrolling in the dynamic positioning advanced course, maritime professionals gain an in-depth understanding of offshore operations. This dp advanced course not only equips them with essential skills but also paves the way for obtaining the coveted dp advanced certificate. Many in the industry consider this certificate a testament to one's proficiency in dynamic positioning systems. Therefore, for those aiming to enhance their career opportunities in the offshore sector, taking the dynamic positioning advanced course and securing the dp advanced certificate is highly recommended.
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