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