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ICC

Guide to the ICC:
If you are going boating in the EU you will usually need an International Certificate of Competence (ICC)  This qualification is required by most charter companies within Europe and the Mediterranean.

Before you travel it is highly recommended that you check the requirements on the

RYA website 

www.rya.org.uk/knowledge/abroad/icc 

for the country you are travelling to.

 

ICC for sail: 

  • If you already hold an RYA practical day skipper or higher certification for sail, then you do not need any further training. You will simply need to complete an application form that can be found on the RYA website on this link:

www.rya.org.uk/knowledge/abroad/icc  

The ICC costs £45 for non RYA members and is free for members.

 

  • If you are an experienced sailor but have no formal qualifications, then you can attend a recognised RYA training centre and take an ‘RYA ICC assessment' which is generally no more than two days. You can then submit your application as above with the evidence of 'RYA ICC assessment' completion in place of an RYA certification. Contact us or the RYA directly for ICC centres. We do not run Sailing courses.


The ICC assessment will test your skills and knowledge up to day skipper level, so if you need to brush up on anything let us know and we can arrange bespoke training to bring you up to speed. Here is a link to the ICC practical assessment syllabus.

You will also be tested on theory elements for coastal waters as shown on this link.

 

 

  • If you have no experience or qualifications, we recommend attending a day skipper theory followed by day skipper practical courses before applying for an ICC.

 

Once you have your ICC for sail it will automatically include power driven vessels up to 10m in length to facilitate use of a tender.

 

ICC For power up to 10m in length:

  • If you already hold an RYA Powerboat level 2 (PB2) certification or higher, then you do not need any further training. You will simply need to complete an application form that can be found on the RYA website 

www.rya.org.uk/knowledge/abroad/icc  

The ICC costs £45 for non RYA members and is free for members.

Please note** PB2 certificates done on non coastal waters and endorsed 'inland' may not be eligible. Please check with us if you are unsure. 

 

  • If you are an experienced powerboater but have no formal qualifications, then you can attend an RYA training centre and take an ‘RYA ICC assessment' or a direct entry PB2 which is generally no more than one day. You can then submit your application as above with the evidence of 'RYA ICC assessment' completion or your PB2 certificate.

The ICC assessment will test your skills and knowledge up to PB2 level, so if you need to brush up on anything let us know and we can arrange bespoke training to bring you up to speed. Here is a link to the ICC practical assessment syllabus. 

 

You will also be tested on theory elements for coastal waters as shown on this link.

 

 

  • If you have no experience or qualifications, we recommend attending a powerboat level 2 course before applying for an ICC.

  • We can run the PB2 full course, PB2 direct assessment and the ICC assessment. Click here for more details.

 

 

ICC For power over 10m in length:

  • If you already hold an RYA Advanced powerboat certificate of competence, or motor cruising qualifications of day skipper or above then you do not need any further training. You will simply need to complete an application form that can be found on the RYA website 

www.rya.org.uk/knowledge/abroad/icc  

The ICC costs £45 for non RYA members and is free for members.

  • If you are an experienced powerboater or motor cruiser but have no formal qualifications, then you can attend an RYA training centre and take an ‘RYA ICC assessment'  You can then submit your application as above with the evidence of 'RYA ICC assessment' completion in place of RYA certifications

The ICC assessment will test your skills and knowledge up to Day skipper level, so if you need to brush up on anything let us know and we can arrange bespoke training to bring you up to speed. Here is a link to the ICC practical assessment syllbus 

You will also be tested on theory elements for coastal waters as shown on this link.

 

  • If you have no experience or qualifications, we recommend attending a powerboat level 2 course and applying for an ICC power less than 10m until you have more experience. You can attend an advanced powerboat course (not currently available at Aurora Sea School), but to achieve the level of knowledge to pass the certificate of competence you will need knowledge at the level of Yachtmaster.


Inland waterways:
If you are intending to take a boat through the European Inland Waterways system, i.e. canals, rivers, lakes etc. applicants must have passed a test called the CEVNI (European Inland Waterways Regulations) at an RYA Training Centre or RYA Affiliated Club authorised to carry out tests. The CEVNI test is a multiple choice paper of 14 questions. The pass mark is 11 and usually takes about 10 minutes, is now an online course at RYA interactive. Candidates must also be aware of the ATIS (Automatic Transmitter Identification System) regulations. The use of VHF radio on inland waterways.

 

Further information

For more information about the ICC you can visit the RYA website 

https://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge/abroad/icc or email us at Aurora Sea School 

Dawn@RowAurora.co.uk.

To book courses you can also drop us an email or take a look on our price list page for prices.

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