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Recognition Scheme

In applying the principles of quality assurance to the provision of maritime education and training, The Nautical Institute has established a recognition scheme through which maritime products and services may be formally evaluated and recognised for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Training product and service providers are invited to submit an application for recognition with supporting evidence using the application form that may be downloaded from this page.

Recognition is defined by The Nautical Institute as the process of evaluating  and endorsing a maritime training product or service which aligns with the constitutional aim of The Nautical Institute of raising professional standards and supporting professional development.

Normally products and services recognised by The Nautical Institute are those which have been considered to meet the following criteria:

  • Availability and accessibility to an international maritime audience
  • Evidence of consultation with industry stakeholders on product or service content
  • Evidence of regular review
  • Not subject to government regulation and audit

Normally recognition is valid for a period of not more than one year. 

The benefits of recognition to providers of maritime training products and services are among the following:

  • Independent professional body endorsement of a training product or service
  • 30% discount on books from The Nautical Institute's range of best practice publications
  • 10% discount on the IMO best sellers when bought from The Nautical Institute
  • Use of a an approved Nautical Institute logo on product or service publicity material, related solely to the recognised course
  • A Nautical Institute recognition certificate for display, which will identify the recognised course
  • Increased profile and standing as a maritime training product or service provider


 To see full a list of recognised CPD providers please click here

 To apply to have your product/ service recognised please click here.

A.S. Moloobhoy Pvt. Ltd.

  • Position Reference Sensors Course

ChartCo Training

  • Company Security Officer
  • Designated Person Ashore

EMCS International Ltd

  • Ship Superintendent Training Course

The Gdynia Maritime School

  • Basic Theory and Applied Stability Course for Ballast Control Operators
  • Stability Practical Training Course for Ballast Control Operators
  • Stability Practical Training Course for Ballast Control Operators – Refresher

Glasgow Maritime Academy LLP

  • ISM Lead Auditors Course
  • Port Skills/Barge Master Training
  • Safety Training for Ships using LNG as a Fuel
  • Tanker Vetting & Ship Shore Interface
  • Thorough Examination of Portable Lifting Equipment & Accessories
  • Assessment, Examination and Certification of Seafarers’ Training (ASECT) – Model Course 3.12 (Abridged)

International Maritime & Offshore Safety Training Institute (IMOSTI)

  • Offshore Ship Handling Course with Anchor Handling and Towing
  • Offshore Winch Training
  • Ship Simulator Course

Kongsberg Maritime AS

  • Art of Instruction
  • Position Reference Systems Operator Course Brazil (Course A)

Korea Maritime and Ocean University

  • Dynamic Positioning Appreciation Course
  • Dynamic Positioning FMEA Course

Lerus Group, Ukraine

  • Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) on board training - Denar 2 (DP1/Survey & ROV Support Vessel)

Maersk Training Brazil

  • Shiphandling for Offshore Vessels - Training Course
  • Anchor Handling Simulation Advanced - Training Course
  • Anchor Handling Simulation - Training Course

Marine Society

  • Maths@Sea
  • Maths@Sea+
  • Writing@Sea


  • Assessor Skills Training Course
  • Dynamic Positioning Operators, Competence Management Programme

Ocean Rig Management Inc.

  • DP Lessons Learned

Videotel Marine International

  • Dynamic Positioning - Basic Training Course (CBT)


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