RYA (I.C.C.) CEVNI Online Test

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Who Needs This Certificate?

What Is It?

  • For those with an ICC or applying for an ICC who intend to navigate on inland waterways in Europe.
  • Minimum age: 16 
  • Check here that you can apply for an ICC

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. 

RYA CEVNI inland waterways eTest ©www.marine-education.co.uk

Why Do I Need It?

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 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. 

What's Involved?

This is an e-test, but an 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 test covers but is not limited to:

  • Symbols / Shapes
  • Signals
  • Lights
  • Buoyage
  • Rules
  • Signage

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.

Test Duration

Approximately 20 minutes. 

  • Part 1 = 15 questions on signs & buoyage
  • Part 2 = 15 questions on lights, shapes & sound signals

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

Maximum of 2 attempts at each Part of the eTest. 

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


We strongly recommend you complete some pre-reading/study prior to completing your online test, the RYA CEVNI eBook can be purchased from the Amazon by clicking the book images below. 

Test Fees & Booking

What's Included?

  • Online Test
  • Practice online tests (unlimited)
  • Proof of successful completion (self printing)
  • Support from one of our RYA instructors
  • Pls Note: 

    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.



  • Available

Booking Procedure:

Simply pay online, we create an online login for you and send you the details. 


The RYA CEVNI eTest is compatible with Internet Explorer & Firefox. Pop Up blockers should be turned off for the duration of the test. 

Pre-Reading / Supporting Information

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 cruising abroad. The hard copy and eBook versions can be purchased by clicking the links below: 

CEVNI Test F.A.Q.s

Q. How many practice tests can I take?

A. Unlimited

Q: How many attempts do I have to pass the final test?

A: 2 for each part of the test

How It All Works

Once you've recieved a confirmation email from us, click HERE and login with the username & password we provided.

Carry out your online practice tests. 

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

After Successful Completion

Once you have completed and passed the CEVNI eTest you can now apply for or renew your I.C.C. directly with the RYA by completing the relevant form below:

More information on the CEVNI eTest can be seen by clicking HERE

APPLY for your first I.C.C.
RYA ICC Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.1 MB
RYA ICC Renewal Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.7 MB

Computer Requirements & Technical Support

Check your computer meets the following requirements:

  • Internet connection (WiFi or 3G)
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • Netbooks are NOT supported due to the reduced screen resolution.
  • iPads & android tablets are now supported!

Technical support:

Please visit the Help page on the RYA Interactive website.

Mac 2008 models or above with OS X 10.7 (Lion) or above.

PC Windows Vista Service Pack 2 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) processor with 512 MB RAM sound card.

Need Additional Support? Contact Your Instructor


01202 024111

Useful Downloads

ICC Application form
ICC Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 140.0 KB
ICC Renewal form
ICC Renewal Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 530.5 KB
CEVNI - European Code For Inland Waterways
Adobe Acrobat Document 10.3 MB

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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