To be eligible to complete the online MIST for experienced offshore personnel that we provide, you must meet the following criteria:


  • Must have a valid vantage number  
  • Must have been offshore at least once

If you haven't completed MIST before, or your old certificate has expired, you can still complete the online course as long as you meet the criteria above.  (The only exception to this would be if you have never been offshore before but have undertaken the MIST 2 day course previously, then you would be eligible to carry out the online MIST)

To check if you have a valid vantage number, you would need to contact OPITO (01224 787 800). 

If you do not meet this criteria you would need to complete the MIST for new starts course which is a 2 day classroom based course carried out at a training centre. A list of providers can be obtained from OPITO’s website:

If you meet all the criteria you can then purchase a licence for MIST at the website -