ICC Certificate of Competence

The ICC [International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft] is very useful and accepted in many countries for bareboat charter.

Applicants who have achieved Day Skipper or have Power/Motor boat qualifications can apply to the RYA and pay a small fee to get their certificate. For those that haven’t but are competent we can carry out an assessment on your own vessel [if it meets the criteria] or on ours

A number of changes have been made recently in order to ensure the ongoing integrity of the ICC (International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft).

Identity checks have been tightened:

The ICC remains available to British nationals and the nationals of any country that has NOT adopted Resolution No. 40. The RYA can only issue an ICC to Nationals of a country that has adopted Resolution No. 40 if the applicant is resident (ie. domiciled) in the UK.

Own boat assessment criteria have been updated:

RYA centres running own boat assessments for the ‘Power over 10 metres’ category of ICC must have someone with the following qualifications to run those tests:

  • An Advanced Powerboat Instructor who also holds an RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence or higher, or
  • An RYA Cruising Instructor for Power or higher

ICC Application form click here

ICC Eligibility click here