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 Inspectors who do not submit the minimum number of reports will have their accreditation temporarily withdrawn.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number of inspections during the year will, on the 31 December of the same year, have their accreditation temporarily withdrawn.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Inspectors who fail to be re-accredited within two years of the date their accreditation was temporarily withdrawn, but who wish to regain accreditation, must be nominated by a submitting member to attend a three-day applicant inspector’s course and successfully pass the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.


2019 OVID New Inspector Courses

There are currently nine new inspector courses scheduled for 2019.

Courses:-

DateLocationDeadline for RegistrationComments
21 - 23 Jan 2019 Perth 05 December 2018 CANCELLED
25 - 27 Feb 2019 Houston 18 January 2019  
11 - 13 Mar 2019 Aberdeen 01 February 2019  
13 - 15 May 2019 London 29 April 2019  
1 - 3 July 2019 Norway 31 May 2019  
15 - 17 July 2019 Singapore 07 June 2019  
22 - 24 July 2019 Malaysia 14 June 2019  
3 - 5 Nov 2019 Saudi Arabia 27 September 2019  
17 - 19 Nov 2019 Qatar 04 October 2019  

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.


2019 OVID Refresher Courses

There are currently nine Refresher Courses scheduled for 2019.

Courses:-

DateLocationComments
24 - 25 Jan 2019 Perth  CANCELLED
28 Feb - 1 Mar 2019 Houston  
14 - 15 Mar 2019 Aberdeen  
16 - 17 May 2019 London  
4 - 5 July 2019 Norway  
18 - 19 July 2019 Singapore  
25 - 26 July 2019 Malaysia  
6 - 7 Nov 2019 Saudi Arabia  
20 - 21 Nov 2019 Qatar  

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