International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

International Certificate of Competence Assessments

Minimum requirement for chartering a yacht in Greece

The ICC (International Certificate of Competence) certificate is required in many European Countries in order to charter a yacht.

In order to obtain an ICC, your theoretical knowledge level should be similar to that required at RYA Day Skipper level, see our RYA Day Skipper Theory course here.

You must be happy skippering a yacht (see what is covered in the assessment below).

This ICC course is normally run as a two day course with the first day for brushing up your skills and the second day for the actual assessment. We can do a minimum one day ICC assessment too if you do not need any prior training.

If you have the RYA Day Skipper Practical Certification or higher, this enables you to apply directly for an ICC without having to do any further assessments.

If you are unsure about the level of your knowledge in order to take an ICC please enquire with us.

For more information on UK Centres offering ICC assessment see the RYA Website

Application Form for the International Certificate of Competence

The RYA CANNOT issue an ICC to nationals of the following countries: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine.

Any resident of these countries listed above can get an ICC or International Certificate of Competence from their own country’s governing body.

The RYA CAN issue an ICC to nationals of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Portugal, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United States of America, Uzbekistan – as well as eligible British nationals and residents.


NOTE: We are unable to physically present you with the ICC certificate, we can only carry out the assessment and sign your application form. The form then needs sending to the RYA, they are the only governing body in the UK that can issue the certificate. The turnaround is roughly 2 weeks so give yourself plenty of time before your holiday if you are applying. You are not legally qualified until you have the physical ICC or International Certificate of Competence certificate on your person.