International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will open application process for its DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme on May 01, 2019.
“The aims of the scheme are to improve the consistency and conduct of DP trials throughout our industry; and to set a recognized level of knowledge for DP practitioners responsible for developing, witnessing and reporting of DP trials, and those responsible for the management of DP assurance processes,” said Captain Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s technical adviser – Marine.
“It is vital that DP practitioners attending vessels for trials, and those conducting DP assurance duties in both vessel operators and client offices, are accredited to an internationally recognized standard. The scheme will ensure that the requirement of the OCIMF white paper on DP assurance is met; and that DP trials practitioners and office-based personnel maintain and increase their knowledge base.”
Two categories of personnel are eligible for accreditation, a DP Trials and Assurance Practitioner and a company DP Authority.
All applications will be reviewed by IMCA’s secretariat.
Work on the accreditation scheme started in early 2018 when IMCA’s Martine Division Management Committee appointed a work group of DP experts from its Member companies.