International Certificate of Competence


The ICC is required by most European countries as evidence of a basic level of competence generally in coastal waters. As the skipper of a vessel, you must ensure that you are aware of any requirement for evidence of competence before venturing into another country’s jurisdiction. The ICC is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries and this is where an ICC can prove useful.

It is essential that holders of the ICC check that no further evidence of competence is required either by the Flag State or by the country in which the boat is being used (the Coastal State). The size of boat your ICC is acceptable for also varies from country to country and this is again determined by the authorities of the visited country.

The onus is on ICC holders to determine its acceptability.

Course content

The syllabus for the ICC assessment is detailed on the ICC application form. Candidates can also purchase the RYA ICC Handbook to guide them through the requirements.


Costs & Dates

Group 3:1 2:1 1:1
Price per person: £155 £200 £310
There may be an extra fee for fuel costs.

Duration: 1 day

This course is run every:

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

10:00 – 12:30, 13:30 – 17:00