International Certificate of Competence

Going on holiday abroad and want to hire a boat or charter a boat? This is the licence you need to rent a boat from a boat rental company in the Med. This licence covers you for any powerboat up to 10m in length with any engine size / configuration, perfect for exploring your holiday destination. 

The I.C.C. can be gained via a direct assessment (0.5 - 1 day or via  a 2 day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC). 


Previous Experience: None - if completing the course. 

Minimum Age for ICC (school boat): 16 years 

Minimum Age for ICC (own boat): 16 years

Course content:

  • Launching & Recovery
  • Boat handling at low & high speed
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Man overboard
  • Anchoring
  • Leaving & coming alongside (marina handling)
  • Basic Navigation & passage planning
  • IRPCS (road rules)
  • Weather & Tides
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What certificate you will get?

Assessment only:

  • I.C.C. power certificate with coastal waters certification for vessels up to 10m*
  • Inland waters endorsement**

RYA Powerboat Level 2 / ICC Course:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate with coastal endorsement
  • I.C.C. power certificate with coastal waters certification for vessels up to 10m*
  • Inland waters endorsement**

* ICC application fee applies and is payable to the RYA directly 

** On successful completion of the CEVNI test or eTest

Course/Assessment fees, dates & booking:

School boat:

Whats included in the fees?

  • Use of our school boat inc. Fuel 
  • Use of Lifejacket & Light wet weather gear
  • Experienced RYA instructor

Own boat tuition:

What's included in the course fees?

  • Assessment for up to 3 people
  • Experienced RYA instructor

See Own boat Assessment course fees here

Book your I.C.C. (RYA Level 2):

The I.C.C. is the same course as the RYA Powerboat Level 2, so please go to the Level 2 course page link below to book:

RYA ICC Application form
ICC Form 2018.pdf
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Assessment fees:

School Boat type (instructor:student ratio) Duration  Fee
ICC direct assessment 1:1 1 day £260-00
ICC direct assessment 1:2 1 day £280-00
ICC direct assessment 1:3 1 day £300-00

The boat you will be assessed on:

This is one of the unique parts of Marine Education, we assess you on the powerboat that will prepare you for not just the 'now' but the  future of your boating!

Sadly the majority of people who attend Powerboat level 2 courses across the world do not take any further training, therefore ensuring that you are safe,  comfortable and confident to handle almost any type of powerboat is our aim, which is why we have opted for a larger sportsboat as our training vessel. During you course you will operate the boat under both single and twin engines to get used to the techniques and advantages of each and best prepare you for your future. In addition the 'larger than average' school boat size will prepare you for whatever your future holds whether that be purchase, renting/chartering or driving a friends boat without being intimated about the size or engine configuration. 

Boston Whaler Outrage 240 (7.3m) with twin 115hp outboards

Course joining information:

Once you have booked your course; you will be emailed the password to your joining instructions download page which can be found HERE

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