International Certificate of Competence

Going on holiday abroad and want to hire/charter a boat  or PWC (jetski) or take your own? This is the licence you need to either use your own boat/ PWC or rent a boat / PWC from a rental company in the Med, perfect for exploring your holiday destination. 

What vessel's can an I.C.C. be used for & how do I  get one?

Powerboats up to 10m:

This licence covers you for any powerboat up to 10m in length with any engine size / configuration.


What you need to get a Powerboat ICC:

  • Minimum Age: 16 years
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate - See here OR
  • Complete a Powerboat ICC Direct Assessment - See below
  • Inland Waterways Endorsement (if required) - See here

PWC (jetski's):


This licence covers you to ride an PWC with any engine size.

What you need to get a PWC ICC:

  • Minimum Age: 16 years
  • RYA PWC Proficiency Certificate - See here

I.C.C. FAQ's:

What is an ICC? - See here

Acceptance of the ICC? - See here

Who can get an RYA ICC? - See here

Applying for an ICC? - See download adjacent:

RYA ICC Application form
ICC Form 2018.pdf
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powerboat I.C.C. Direct assessment:

The I.C.C. can be gained via a direct assessment (0.5 - 1 day or via  a 2 day RYA Powerboat Level 2 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: See page 3 of the ICC application form download above

Minimum Age for ICC (school boat): 16 years 

Minimum Age for ICC (own boat): 16 years

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

Powerboat I.C.C. Direct 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

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