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International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

The International Certificate of Competence (ICC) for Operators of Pleasure Craft is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries.

The UK Government has accepted Resolution 40 and has authorised the RYA to issue the ICC on its behalf. The ICC provides documentary assurance from one government to another that the holder meets the levels of competence laid down in Resolution 40.

In very general terms an ICC is required for the inland waterways of Europe and for inland and coastal waters of Mediterranean countries. For the coastal waters of Northern Europe the ICC is generally not required, however to all of these generalisations there are exceptions.

Procedure to obtain an International Certificate of Competence (ICC):

  • You can obtain your ICC from Xclusive Sea School directly
  • You need to be over 16 years old
  • You need a minimum qualification and course completion certificate of your practical RYA Day Skipper or RYA Powerboat Level 2 to prove evidence of your competence.
  • Need to complete the ICC application form

What if I haven’t done my RYA Day Skipper course?

If you have not successfully completed your RYA practical course, but still have the required level of competence then it is possible to take the ICC Assessment course. Xclusive Sea School will be able to assess you and confirm your successful completion of the test and sign off the section on your application form.

Anything else?

An ICC is valid for 5 years from date of issue.

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