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Test duration 30 minutes


CEVNI is the code governing navigation on the interconnected European waterways. Just as vessels navigating the sea are compelled to abide by the COLREGS,  all vessels including pleasure craft are expected to abide by the CEVNI rules when in European inland waterways. The CEVNI code does not apply in the UK.

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  • Symbols / Shapes

  • Signals

  • Lights

  • Buoyage

  • Rules

  • Signage


To pass the CEVNI test in order to comply with legislation regarding navigating European inland waterways.

Although there is no specific learning course for the CEVNI, there are RYA publications available whereby a bit of home studying means a person can quickly become acquainted with the CEVNI code. The
books are available in hard copy and as a downloadable eBook. Once your study is completed a short examination
can be undertaken online. This training centre will sign you up for the online course.

Next Steps


  • ​If you require a classroom - modern facilities with hot/cold drinks and refreshments

  • Enthusiastic, approachable and experienced instructors that will help you if required

  • CEVNI Test certificate upon course completion

What To Bring

  • A good attitude to learn!

And that's it. We will provide you with quality service. Any questions? Check our FAQs.

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Self study + 30 min test

Solo course

No minimum age

We strongly recommend you complete some pre-reading /study prior to completing your online test - the RYA CEVNI eBook is recommended.


A CEVNI certificate allows an ICC to be validated for Inland waters.

Skills Gained

Confidence and ability to navigate in European inland waterways, and very busy waterways with heavy commercial vessels e.g. the Rhine and the Danube.

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