International Certificate of Competence - CYCSA

International Certificate of Competence

What is an ICC?
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). The ICC allows the holder to voyage internationally, however this is not an alternative to a National Qualification and its validity is determined by the country visited.

While the requirements vary from country to country, the ICC is recognised to a greater or lesser extent throughout the European Union. It is of particular importance if you are chartering a vessel in a foreign country, or using the European inland waterways. In northern European coastal waters, the ICC is not usually required. However, there are variations meaning that you should always check what is acceptable in foreign states before you go.

How to Gain an ICC?
To gain an ICC you will need to prove your competence by completing a practical and theory assessment for the category of ICC required. This test can be undertaken with the CYCSA Marine Academy on our training vessel Southern Investigator or your own boat. (Note that if using your boat, the boat owner or candidate being tested is responsible for the vessel at all times and the vessel must be insured). All testers are current Australia Sailing and RYA Instructors.

ICC Guidelines
ICC Application Form

To Book an Assessment or for more information please contact David Royle on 8248 4222 / [email protected]

Please also note that the CYCSA Marine Academy currently only offers ICC Assessments for yachts, not powerboats.