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Welcome to the OSVDPA

Welcome to the Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority (OSVDPA), a new dynamic positioning operator (DPO) certification body based in New Orleans, LA, USA. The OSVDPA seeks to improve the safety of dynamic positioning (DP) operations by providing a pathway to training and certification for all of those who use dynamic positioning. 

Information regarding the components of the OSVDPA Certification Scheme and how you can work with us can be found throughout this website. Additionally, please visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions we have received. 

The OSVDPA wants your input. If you have comments, questions, or ideas about how to improve the DPO certification process please feel free to send us a message or give us a call via the information found at the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page.

Thank you for your time and interest in the OSVDPA, and we hope to hear from you soon.