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  23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

Are you wanting to charter a boat in Europe?  Did you know that you may need an international Certificate of Competence (ICC)?

DSS Sailtrain is the only place to provide testing for this licence in Tasmania.

Many European countries require the skipper of a pleasure craft to provide evidence of his or her competence in the form of an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).  While the requirements vary from country to country, the ICC is generally recognised throughout most of the European Union. It is of particular importance if you are chartering a vessel in a foreign country, or using the European inland waterways. You are advised to check current requirements before you go. To gain an ICC you will need to prove your competence by completing a practical on-water and theory assessment.*

The Derwent Sailing Squadron ICC package includes a very comprehensive pre-assessment briefing session followed by the practical assessment afloat. Successful candidates may then apply to the RYA in UK for the ICC on payment of a certificate fee – approximately $90.00 depending on exchange rate.

Candidates are advised to allow sufficient time for mail to and from UK. Fast-track processing is available from the RYA at an additional charge.  ICC is valid for 5 years and may be renewed within that period without the need for re-assessment. *Holders of the RYA Day Skipper Practical Certificate or higher qualification may apply directly to the RYA for ICC without the need for assessment.

Please note that you will need to ensure that you have the competent skills required to skipper a yacht before you take the ICC.  We provide a range of courses that can help to bring you up to this level.  If you are not sure please contact us to discuss.

Find out more

For more information about this course please contact Jo at the DSS Office;
Phone 03 6223 1977 | email sailtrain@dssinc.org.au

Email sailtrain@dssinc.org.au to book your exam today.