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The ICC is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries.

The ICC (or to give it its full title International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft) is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries. It is sometimes known as the International Certificate of Competence.

It is issued under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Inland Transport Committee Working Party on Inland Water Transport Resolution 40. It is this resolution which details how and to whom the ICC may be issued, the syllabus requirements, the layout of the certificate and it also lists the countries which have notified the UNECE Secretariat that they have accepted the resolution.

The UK Government has accepted Resolution 40 and has authorised the RYA to issue the ICC on its behalf.

Applicants for the UK ICC issued by the RYA who do not already hold an eligible RYA or MCA certificate, but already have the required level of competence can take the ICC Assessment to demonstrate their competence.

The syllabus for the ICC assessment is detailed on the ICC application form. Candidates can also purchase the RYA ICC Handbook to guide them through the requirements.

How can I obtain an ICC?

You can undertake an assessment by attending one of our private assessment. The ICC assessment takes one day. The fee for this €650 p.p. and includes the use of one of our yachts and services of our RYA assessor for the day. 

You can also get an ICC direct from the RYA if you already hold one of the following RYA certificates:

RYA Day Skipper
RYA Coastal Skipper
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean

N.B. The ICC assessment is not applicable to Personal Watercraft.

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