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RYA ICC Courses

RYA ICC Courses
International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

The ICC is required by most European countries (excluding the UK) as evidence of a basic level of competence.

Within the RYA scheme it falls just below the level of Day Skipper practical. Holders of the RYA Day Skipper (Power or Sail) can apply for the ICC without any further tests.

Powerboat Level 2 certificate holders can also apply for the ICC without further tests however this will only cover power vessels upto 10 metres.

If you do not hold either of the above certificates you will need to carry out a simple test of basic boat handling, navigation ability and knowledge of the Collision Regulations to gain the ICC ticket.

If you have no knowledge of navigation or Collision Regulations we strongly advise you to gain insight to this prior to your parctical assessment

Please note: those wishing to venture onto the inland waterways of Europe will require the normal ICC with an added CEVNI test. This test is a multiple choice questionnaire on the various rules and signs seen on inland waterways. The knowledge required for this test can be best learnt by purchasing the RYA book of European Waterway Regulations (G17). 

Please note that this certificate can only be awarded to UK citizens or permanent residents.


ICC courses are undertaken individually on your own boat. If you wish to undertake your ICC, please contact us for a suitable date.

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