In this section you will find helpful guidance on completing your logbook and upgrading.
Please read the correct Logbook Guide to help you complete your DP Logbook. There are two Logbook Guides (see below), as we now have a new style logbook. So please ensure that you download the correct version of the Guide.
|Larger A5 size logbook (issued from 2013) - New Logbook Guide|
The online application must be completed before any documents are sent into The Nautical Institute's offices. For assistance with completing this please see our Online Application Guide. Once the online application has been completed, please post/courier your logbook, signed PDF, original signed and stamped confirmation letters for ALL seatime (including familiarisation) and any other supporting documents to:
The Nautical Institute
202 Lambeth Road
Please enclose a covering letter with your full details including email address and telephone number for contact.
For all enquiries concerning DP certification, please email email@example.com
THE NAUTICAL INSTITUTE DOES NOT EVALUATE OR CALCULATE THE SEATIME AND/OR DP WATCHKEEPING EXPERIENCE BY EMAIL. FOR THIS, PLEASE USE THE CALCULATOR ON THIS WEBSITE.
If you currently hold a Limited DP certificate and would like to upgrade to a Full/Unlimited certificate then you must meet the following criteria:
Please note that the following cannot be used to upgrade your DP certificate:
If you do not know your customer number and password to login to upgrade your certificate please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Improve your career prospects
There is a growing demand for professional body membership as part of job criteria. You'll also have the chance to meet prospective employers at events, seminars and conferences.
Learn for less
Enjoy a 30% discount on all Nautical Institute publications. We'll also send you our highly respected monthly journal Seaways, plus we'll support your continuing professional development (CPD).
Protect yourself against criminalisation
As a member of The Nautical Institute you'll be protected by legal defence insurance should you ever find yourself the subject of criminal proceedings in relation to your work.
Apply NOW and enjoy the same benefits as over 6,000 of your fellow maritime professionals at The Nautical Institute.
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