The RYA is the UK issuing authority for the
International Certificate of Competence (ICC).
To obtain an ICC you must prove your competence. If
you have attended a RYA practical training course
presenting your certificate with your ICC
application form may be sufficient, otherwise you
will need to take a practical test at a RYA
recognised training centre.
The ICC has six categories. When an ICC certificate
is issued, only the categories for which competence
has been proven will be validated.
The RYA practical training course or practical test
must have been taken on coastal waters.
The applicant must have passed the CEVNI test at a
RYA recognised training centre.
Power up to 10m
Power up to 24m
Sail up to 24m
Which of these categories are validated, depends on
which certificates the applicant presents with their
application form or in the case of a practical
test, is related to the vessel on which the test was
completed. (See the back of the ICC application form
This category will only be validated if a RYA
Personal Watercraft Proficiency Certificate is
presented as proof of competence. The practical test
is not available for PW.
Once you have established how to prove your
competence to ensure you receive an ICC validated
for the categories you require, you need to complete
an ICC application form. This should be sent,
together with a passport sized photograph, and
payment (see the application form for the current
charge) to the Certification Department. Issue of
the ICC is free of charge for RYA members.