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Courses

Changes to the minimum inspection requirement

Before applying for a Refresher course, please note changes to the minimum inspection requirement. The changes will be enforced from 31 December 2018.

Minimum inspection requirement for 2018/2019

To maintain accreditation, inspectors must submit a minimum number of reports to OVID each year. Inspectors who do not submit the minimum number of reports will have their accreditation temporarily withdrawn.

The minimum number of inspections required each year in 2018 and 2019 is (4) four.

Failure to meet the minimum inspection requirement

Any inspector who fails to submit the minimum number of inspections during the year will, on the 31 December of the same year, have their accreditation temporarily withdrawn.

Exceptions

Vetters

Inspectors who are direct employees of a submitting member as a vetter, i.e. who are normally involved with the day-to-day administration of a vetting department, will only need to submit a minimum of two inspections each year. The Vetting Manager (or equivalent position) in the submitting member company will be responsible for notifying the OCIMF Accreditation Administrator by email to designate or withdraw vetter status for that member’s direct employees.

Urgent inspection requests

Member companies who urgently need to use an inspector who has only submitted three inspections in the previous calendar year may request a temporary exception for that inspection. The member must submit supporting documentation to the OCIMF Technical Adviser (Offshore) for approval of this exception. The inspector will still need to attend a refresher training course to maintain accreditation (see below).

Regaining accreditation

Inspectors who have submitted three reports in the previous calendar year can regain accreditation by attending and successfully completing an inspector refresher course.

Inspectors who have submitted two or fewer (2,1,0) reports in the previous calendar year must be nominated by a submitting member, attend a three-day new inspector course and successfully pass the examinations for which re-accreditation is sought under the same procedures as applicable for an applicant inspector.

Inspectors who fail to be re-accredited within two years of the date their accreditation was temporarily withdrawn, but who wish to regain accreditation, must be nominated by a submitting member to attend a three-day applicant inspector’s course and successfully pass the examinations for which re-accreditation is sought under the same procedures as a new inspector course.

2021 OVID New Inspector Courses

There are currently five new inspector courses scheduled for 2021.

Date  Location  Deadline for Registration 
7-9 April 2021 Europe  5 March 2021
19-21 April 2021 Asia 19 March 2021
12-14 May 2021  USA 9 April 2021
6-8 June 2021 Middle East 7 May 2021
18-20 August 2021  Asia  16 July 2021

Please note that New Inspector courses will be subject to demand and OCIMF will reserve the right to either change the date or cancel the course if there is insufficient interest. Please register for New Inspector courses by the deadline shown.

If you would like to enrol on a New Inspector course, or have any queries relating to our courses, then please email ovidaccredit@ocimf.org.

For further information about the New Inspector courses (requirements, costs etc) please see our FAQ page OCIMF - Offshore Vessel Inspection Database.

2021 OVID Refresher Courses

There are currently six Refresher Courses scheduled for 2021.

Date  Location
17-18 March 2021 Asia 
23-24 March 2021 Europe
27-28 April 2021 Europe
6-7 May 2021  USA 
9-10 June 2021 Middle East 
28-29 October 2021  Asia

If you would like to enrol on a Refresher course, or have any queries relating to our courses, then please email ovidaccredit@ocimf.org.