People who need to be 'commercially endorsed' like:
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 email@example.com
"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
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.
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:
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.
You may wish to purchase the RYA Commerical regulations book - it is not a requirement but you may find it useful pre-reading.
Once we have received your payment, we will create a login for you and email you the details, as soon as you've received these you can start your course on
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.
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
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.
Please visit the Help page on the RYA Interactive site.
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.