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ICC Assessment International Certificate of Competence

Get your ICC and skipper your own yacht.

Overview

The International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is a test of competence that provides the student with an internationally recognized qualification. 

The ICC, or higher certification, is required in both Croatia and Greece and other countries, particularly in Europe, where governments are increasingly looking for recognizing certificates to confirm the student reaches an internationally agreed level of competence. 

Students with previous skippering experience can be assessed for ICC eligibility at our Port Solent, UK base. The purpose is to provide documentary assurance from one government to another that the holder meets an agreed level of competence.

Those with limited skippering experience can complete the five-day ICC course (at Port Solent) which culminates in the assessment.

Highlights

  • Internationally recognized Certificate of Competence
  • Allows the holder to sail in countries where formal qualifications are compulsory
  • One-day assessment and exam
  • ICC/RYA Day Skipper required for sailing in Greece, Croatia and Turkey

We recommend

Taking the Essential Navigation and Seamanship (ENAS) online course prior to your ICC Assessment. This ENAS online course will give you the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat, from navigation to safety and seamanship to passage planning.

PLEASE NOTE: The ICC cannot be issued to applicants who are from a country who has signed Resolution 40. For a list of ineligible countries please click here

Where to take this course with Sunsail

Portsmouth, UK

Why take this course with Sunsail?

The International Certificate of Competence Assessment is an internationally recognized certificate that enables the holder to sail in countries where formal qualifications are compulsory.

As many countries now require visiting yachtsmen to hold formal qualifications, the ICC provides documentary assurance from one government to another that the holder meets an agreed level of competence. The ICC is a test of competence, it is not a qualification.

If you have attended an RYA practical training course, presenting your certificate with your ICC application form may be sufficient, or you can take the one-day exam from our base in Port Solent, UK.

Most EU Nationals are eligible to apply for the ICC but please note that The ICC cannot be issued to applicants who are from a country who has signed Resolution 40. For a list of ineligible countries please click here

Course syllabus

Short passage

Departing a pontoon

Alongside skills

360-degree turn

Securing to a buoy

Handling under sail

Power manoeuvres

Theory test

Regulations

Regulations and Pilotage

Navigation

There is currently no requirement to have completed a specific course covering the above and completion of any good all round basic tidal navigation and seamanship theory course should be sufficient.

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