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2 Hour Direct Assessment


When you visit other countries (in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea), you can be required to comply with that countries legislation and be asked to show the authorities a certificate of competence to operate sail, power vessels or jetskis. You will require an ICC.



To successfully obtain an International Certificate for operators of pleasure craft (Commonly known as an International Certificate of Competence - ICC)

Powerboats under 10 length: Powerboat level 2 or above certificate required
All Sailing Vessels: Day skipper sail or above practical certificate required
Powerboats and motor cruisers over 10m length: Day skipper motor or above practical certificate required
Jet Skis: Personal Watercraft certificate of competence, Powerboat level 2 or above certificate of competence required.

ICC Certiciate Type

More Info

2 hour direct assessment

Student to assessor ratio


Minimum age = 12

Direct assessment



Knowledge Required

Have relevant licenses and be competent in own boat handling.

How It Works

Applying for ICC

If you already have an RYA sail or Power Certificate Of Competence obtained after undertaking an RYA course, you can apply to the RYA directly for an ICC for the vessels covered by your RYA certificate by simply filling in a special form.

Direct Assessment

If you do not have a RYA Certificate but feel you have relevant experience and skills, you can undertake a direct assessment at a training centre on the type of vessel you wish to obtain an ICC for. On successful completion the centre will fill in a special form and you can then apply to the RYA for your ICC.

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Own Boat Tuition

If you've just bought a boat or are looking to boost your confidence in an area you are based, please get in touch! We can travel to you, or you can bring your boat to us.

  • Access to experienced, enthusiastic and approachable instructors

  • Assistance in applying for your ICC

Skills Gained

Ability to prove your competence when asked to, for operating boats in other countries governed by the relevant UN section 40 applicable to sailing, power vessels and jetskis.


Legally operate or hire vessels and jet skis in other countries

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