DNV creates certification standard for digital maritime training platforms

DNV has created a new competence certification for digital maritime training systems, with Swedish platform Seably the first to be granted approval under the framework.

The DNV SeaSkill standard ST-0595 certification framework aims to ensure the quality of maritime training platforms, as well as their learning products and operation. It was developed in co-operation with Seably as a pilot customer.

The certification criteria also include other service areas that the training platform may offer, such as provision of training simulators, assessments, and the certification of learners on behalf of training organisations, as well as content development and learning consultancy. 

“Making learning experiences widely accessible to seafarers is a very positive development for an industry that is becoming increasingly demanding as it heads into a digitalised, decarbonised future,” said Ulrich Bernhardt, Head of Competence & Learning and SeaSkill at DNV.

“However, while we welcome this trend, it is equally important to ensure that training platform providers have a robust management system in place which accounts for the challenges of their unique operational environment.”

“This is why we were so pleased to work with Seably as a pilot customer to develop the DNV SeaSkill certification standard ST-0595. It defines the necessary criteria for digital training platforms, for example, including requirements for how to ensure the quality of the training organisations which use the platform as well as their products, and covers information security.”

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