How do I apply for an ICC Certificate?

An International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is valid for 5 years. To be eligible for the grant of an ICC from the RYA you must first prove that;

(i) You are sufficiently qualified and
(ii) Prove that your nationality or country of residence entitles you to an ICC from the RYA.

In addition, you will be required to pay a fee and submit a passport size photo with your name written on the reverse.  Applications can take at least 14 days, although there is a two-day ‘fast track process) available, for an additional fee.

If you do not yet hold an accepted RYA certificate of Competence but feel that you are sufficiently experienced and knowledgeable to charter a yacht in coastal waters abroad, you can apply to a recognized RYA Training Centre, such as Jolly Parrot, for an assessment which, if successfully passed, will enable you to apply to the RYA for an ICC.

Click here to see our RYA ICC courses.

If you plan on using the European canal and inland waterways network then you must also apply to take the ICC CEVNI test online, unless you have already done so and are validated accordingly. NOTE: If you are renewing an ICC issued before 1. April 1999, then you will only be issued an ICC for inland waterways if you have also passed a CEVNI test.  

Read our Blog post ‘What is an ICC certificate and when do I need one?’.

If you would like to learn more about the ICC and whether you qualify, please feel free to contact us