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The International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

The International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is a certificate issued by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) to evidence an individual’s competence in the skippering of powered vessels. It is often essential for those looking to hire or skipper a vessel elsewhere in Europe to hold an ICC certificate. The certificate can be obtained by providing a copy of a suitable recognised qualification in the relevant craft, or less commonly via CEVNI test.

The most popular route for aspiring skippers looking to hire a vessel under 10m length overall (LOA) is to complete the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course (also known as the National Powerboat Certificate) and use this as evidence to apply for an ICC. The certificate is sent to the RYA along with an application form and processing fee and the ICC is then issued by the RYA.

Here at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre we offer the ‘Coastally Endorsed’ RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course which allows the individual to apply for a coastal ICC upon completion.

If you are looking to go boating abroad on a small powered craft under 10m LOA and require an ICC, the Powerboat Level 2 Course is an ideal choice to gain the skills and knowledge required to operate safely and confidently at the helm. Download the ICC form ICC Form here.