Designated Person Ashore (DPA)

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According to the ISM Code the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) plays a key role in the effective implementation of a Safety Management System and takes responsibility for verification and monitoring of all safety and pollution prevention activities. To comply with the ISM Code a shipping company should be able to provide documentary evidence that the DPA has received sufficient training to undertake the necessary duties.

In this course the participants will be fully prepared to assume the role of DPA. This means providing them with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to implement and maintain the company’s SMS as required by the ISM Code.

Course Objective :

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge, understanding and proficiency necessary to understand ISM code and also to provide training for all DPAs (and those preparing to become DPAs) so that they can fully understand their responsibilities and roles of this important position with respect to full compliance with the ISM Code.


Start Date: Upon completion of your enrollment and payment process

Where: Delivered online with experienced education departement and the support of leading industry experts

Duration: 2 months

Qualification of the Program : Certificate of comptency in Designated Person Ashore (DPA).

Core audience:

This course is dedicated to :

  • Lifting Engineers
  • Lifting & Rigging Specialist
  • Structural Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Project Managers & Planners
  • Construction Managers & Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Transport & Lifting supervisors
  • Project Cargo Specialist
  • Marine Warranty Surveyors
  • Cargo Superintendents
  • Marine Risk Engineers
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Sales Engineers
  • Offshore Installation Engineers
  • Naval Architects / Marine Engineers
  • HSE Managers & Engineers
  • CEOs and Company owners.

HR Manager, Assistance. Inspection: Superintendent, Fleet Manager, Chief Operating Officer, CSO, Assistance. Quality / ISM: Quality Manager, Designated Person, Assistance

Crewing Agency: Crewing: Crewing Manager, Assistance

On Board Personnel: Nautical Officers, Engineers

Captains, Chief Engineers, Chief Officers / First Officers, Directors, Managing Directors, Marine Surveyors, Masters, Principal / Ship Owners, Self Employed, Surveyors, Technical Surveyors

But the course is also valuable to Classification Societies, Marine Insurers, P&I Club Managers, Port Authorities and Coast Guard personnel amongst others.

Insurance Company Underwriters, claims handlers, and members of the legal profession

Service providers, Surveyors, Inspectors, Analysts, Technical advisers

Practicing cargo agents, Freight forwarders, Shipping Industry starters, cargo consolidators

The course is conducted online and provides a wonderful chance to build your international professional network without having to afford any travel expenses. Often more than 15 nationalities participate and are introduced to each other thanks to our education portal features.