commercial boating:

A commercial endorsement is required for work on board British flagged vessels subject to the MCA's codes of practice for small commercial vessels.

A number of additional training courses and medical fitness certificates are required to be eligible for a commercial endorsement.


Want to gain an RYA Commercial Endorsement?

Step 1

Do you hold one of the following certificates?

Step 2

You will then need the following:



(Once you've obtained the above):

Step 3 (application process)

  • Complete Application form

Include:

  • Application fee
  • Copies of certificates (as listed above)
  • Passport Photo with name printed on the reverse
Download
RYA Commercial Endorsement Application Form
App_Commercial_Endorsement.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 243.5 KB
Download
ML5 Seafarer Medical Report Form
MSF_4112_Rev_0818.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 296.3 KB


What you can do with an rya commercial endorsement?

Operating Area Certificate Required?
Category 0 (Unrestricted /Worldwide) RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence (CoC)
Category 1 (Up to 150 miles from a safe haven) RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (CoC)
Category 2 (Up to 60 miles from a safe haven) RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (CoC)
Category 3 (Up to 20 miles from a safe haven) RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence (CoC), RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence (CoC), RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (CoC)
Category 4 (Up to 20 miles from a safe haven in favourable weather & daylight) RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence (CoC), RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence (CoC), RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (CoC)
Category 5 (To sea, within 20 miles from a Nominated Departure Point in favourable weather & daylight) RYA Day Skipper Practical & Shorebased, RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence (CoC), RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence (CoC), RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (CoC), RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence (CoC)
Category 6 (To sea, within 3 miles from a Nominated Departure Point  & never more than 3 miles from land in favourable weather & daylight

RYA Powerboat Level 2, RYA Day Skipper Practical & Shorebased, RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence (CoC), RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence (CoC), RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (CoC)


useful downloads:

Download
MCA Manning Requirements
TRA Which Certificate do I need table.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 43.2 KB
Download
MCA Code of Practice MGN280
mgn280.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 920.7 KB