RYA (I.C.C.) CEVNI Online e-Test

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Who's it for?

  • For those with an ICC or applying for an ICC who intend to navigate on inland waterways in Europe.
  • Minimum age: 16 
  • Check here that you can apply for an ICC

CEVNI stands for Code Europeen des Voies de Navigation Interieure. It is the code governing navigation on the interconnected European inland waterways. 

Signs, rules and procedures for navigating the European inland waterways are all included within the CEVNI code, and pleasure craft are expected to know and follow the code. 


Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Intérieure (CEVNI) is the code governing navigation on the interconnected European inland waterways.

Signs, rules and procedures for navigating many of the European inland waterways are all included within the CEVNI and in the same way as pleasure craft on coastal waters are expected to abide by the COLREGS, pleasure craft on many of the inland waterways of Europe, which in places are heavily utilised by commercial traffic, are expected to know the CEVNI as this is the basis of many of the various countries' own regulations. 

Resolution 40 requires that candidates applying for an ICC with the inland category validated have sufficient knowledge of the traffic regulations applicable on inland waters, in particular the CEVNI. The CEVNI is not covered in any of the RYA’s courses, even those specific to inland waterways, as these regulations are not in use in the UK. It is therefore necessary to have a separate theory test on the CEVNI regulations. 

There is however no separate CEVNI certificate or CEVNI endorsement. Passing the ICC CEVNI test simply allows the Inland category on your ICC to be validated, thereby indicating that you have demonstrated knowledge of the traffic regulations applicable on inland waters, in particular the CEVNI, as required by the Resolution.  

All candidates requiring the inland category validated must pass the ICC CEVNI test irrespective of whether the regulations are in force in the country or on the river, lake or canal where they intend to go boating. 


Validity:

The duration of your ICC certificate, 5 years from the date of issue. You do not however have to re-complete the CEVNI eTest again you just need to show evidence of completion of the test when you renew your I.C.C. 



Whats involved?

This is an e-test, but your RYA instructor is on hand to provide as much support as you require predominately via email but we are also available for call-backs on the phone.  

The online CEVNI test is a multiple choice test of your knowledge of the rules and regulations of the European inland waterways. It is needed by anyone wanting an International certificate of competence (ICC) endorsed for use on inland waters. 

The test covers but is not limited to:

  • Symbols / Shapes
  • Signals
  • Lights
  • Buoyage
  • Rules
  • Signage

You can complete practice tests after you register, these will allow you to know when you are ready to complete your final test. You are able to do as many practice tests as you wish.



Test Duration:

Approximately 20 minutes. 

  • Part 1 = 15 questions on signs & buoyage
  • Part 2 = 15 questions on lights, shapes & sound signals

There is a time limit of 20 seconds for each question which is sufficient if you have studied adequately. 

Pre-reading:

We strongly recommend you complete some pre-reading/study prior to completing your online test, the RYA CEVNI eBook can be purchased from the RYA shop by clicking the link: 

Boating Books
Buy Handy Guide to CEVNI (eBook) at the RYA Shop


Test Fees & Booking:

Whats included?

  • Online Test
  • Practice online tests
  • Proof of successful completion (self printing)
  • Support from one of our RYA instructors

CEVNI Test

£16.67

  • Available

Booking procedure:

Simply Pay online, we create a online login for you and send you the login details. 

 

The RYA CEVNI eTest is compatible with Internet Explorer & Firefox. Pop Up blockers should be turned off for the duration of the test. 


You may wish to purchase the RYA European Waterways Regulations 2nd Edition (G17) - it is not a requirement but you may find it useful pre-reading. It is the RYA's official book to support the CEVNI test and expands on the quick reference CEVNI handbook (G106) to give a deeper level of understanding. It is invaluable reading before your test and you can also keep it onboard as a useful reference guide when cruisng abroad. The hard copy and eBook versions can be purchased by clicking the link below: 

Boating Books

How it all works:

Once you've recieved a confirmation email from us, click HERE and login with the username & password we send you.

Carry out your online practice tests. 

If you have any questions about the course content, simply email your instructor.

When you're ready, complete your final eTest. On successful completion you will receive a unique number or certificate as proof of completion in order to update/gain your ICC for inland waterways.


After successful completion:

Once you have completed and passed the CEVNI eTest you can now apply for or renew your I.C.C. directly with the RYA. 

More information on how to do this can be seen by clicking HERE

More information on the CEVNI eTest can be seen by clicking HERE

  • APPLY for your first ICC by clicking HERE
  • RENEW your ICC by clicking HERE


Recommended Reading:

Boating Books


Computer requirements & Technical support:

Check your computer meets the following requirements:

Minimum requirements: 

  • Internet connection (WiFi or 3G)
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • Netbooks are NOT supported due to the reduced screen resolution.
  • iPads & android tablets are now supported!

Technical support:

Please visit the Help page on the RYA Interactive website.

Mac 2008 models or above with OS X 10.7 (Lion) or above.

PC Windows Vista Service Pack 2 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) processor with 512 MB RAM sound card.



Need additional support? Contact your instructor:

Email:

Telephone:

Email your instructor to request a 'call back'



Useful downloads:

Download
RYA PPR Resources ©RYA
PPR Resources.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 496.8 KB
Download
ICC Application form
ICC Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 140.0 KB
Download
ICC Renewal form
ICC Renewal Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 530.5 KB


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