RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities Online Course

Who Needs This Certificate?

People who need to be 'commercially endorsed' like:

  • Delivery skippers/crew
  • RYA Yacht & Advanced Powerboat instructors
  • RIB skippers
  • Charter skippers, yacht crew, superyacht crew
  • Work-boat skippers
  • Harbour masters & Pilots
  • Fishermen

You can commercially endorse any of these certificates:

  • RYA Powerboat level 2
  • RYA Advanced powerboat
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, Offshore, Coastal (Power or Sail)
  • RYA Day Skipper (Power or Sail) but only combined with the shorebased modules.
RYA PPR Course Information ©www.marine-education.co.uk

Course Overview

If you work commercially on the water, then this is one of the courses required in order for you to obtain your RYA/MCA Certificate of Competence. If you're not sure whether this is a course you need, then please email us on info@marine-education.co.uk 


"If you hold an MCA Certificate of Competence as Officer of the Watch, Master 200, Master 500 or above you do not need to take the PPR course. Please send a copy of your MCA certificate with your application or renewal form for your commercial endorsement." - RYA website

Course Duration

Approximately 3-8 hours, but this depends on you and your learning style. You DO NOT have to sit the course all in one go, you can leave and come back to the learning modules over a period of days or weeks. However please be aware that the exam section has to be completed in one go, this assessment is graded, split into 2 sections and totals a maximum of 2.5 hours. 

The course access will expire after a period of 6 months from sign-up. 



What's Involved?

This is an e-learning course, but an RYA instructor is on hand to provide as much support as you require, predominately via email, but we also offer Skype chats at pre-arranged times. 


The course is divided into various training modules:

  • Vessel - the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures. 
  • People - the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels. 
  • Commercial environment - how you fit into the professional maritime world. 
  • Purpose - making sure your vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying out, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness. 

Once you have completed all four modules, there is a 'mock' exam you can take, or you can head straight for the final online assessments. 

Course Fees & Booking

PPR Course


  • Available

What's Included?

  • Online e-Learning PPR course & test
  • Practice tests
  • PPR certificate (self printing)
  • Support from one of our RYA instructors


You may wish to purchase the RYA Commerical regulations book - it is not a requirement but you may find it useful pre-reading. 

What Happens Now?

Once we have received your payment, we will create a login for you at the latest by the end of the next working day and email you the details, as soon as you've received these you can start your course.

How It Works

Once you've received login information email from us, click HERE and login with the username & password we sent you.

Carry out your online training course in your own time.

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

On successful completion of your course, print off your certificate.

PPR Course F.A.Q.'s

Q: How many attempts do I get at the practice tests? 

A: x 3

How long do I have to complete the final test/exam?

A: Module A: 60 mins and Module B: 90 mins long, though most people do not need to use the whole amount of time. 

Q: How many attempts do I have for the final text/exam before I have to pay for a re-sit?

A: x 2

Computer Requirements & Technical Support

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac, PC, iPad
  • Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox with pop-ups enabled
  • JavaScript enabled in your web browser
  • Adobe flash player

PPR course modules will NOT run on Google Chrome, Safari or Internet explorer 64but version (use 32bit version). If you need to download a new web browser or adobe flashplayer, the links to do this are available within RYA interactive.

Technical Support:

Please visit the Help page on the RYA Interactive site.

Recommended Reading

PPR Assessment Re-sit


  • Available

Need Additional Support? Contact Your Instructor


01202 406066

Useful Downloads

RYA PPR Resources ©RYA
PPR Resources.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 496.8 KB
Application for Commercial Endorsement
Comm End Application Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 56.4 KB
Commercial Endorsement revalidation form
CE Revalidation Form Word document-1.doc
Microsoft Word Document 63.0 KB

Use Of Your Personal Data

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of 3 months from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. After one year from the date of your enrolment on the course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org.

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.

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