International Certificate Of Competency (ICC Certificate)
The International Certificate of Competency, commonly referred to as “ICC” is a certificate of competency, not necessarily a “course”. The ICC is a certificate confirming that an individual is competent to the level required to meet the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Inland Water Committee (UNECE IWC) Resolution 40.
In 2013, IYT released “courses” to train to the level of competence for 10 Meter and 24 Meter named ICC <10m and ICC <24m. We are encouraging candidates to take the base level course/s and gain that certificate instead of or in addition to the ICC.
ICC Endorsements & Vessel Sizes
The Endorsements may be:
(Power -24m) for any power driven vessel up to 24 metres.
(Power -10m) for any power driven vessel up to 10 metres.
(Sail – 24m & Power 10m ) Sail vessel up to 24 metres. (Must include Power 10m for operating tender to and from shore).
(PWC) for personal water craft.
(Coastal waters) for coastal passages only.
(Coastal and inland) for use in the inland waterways of Europe as well as coastal. A CEVNI exam must be successfully completed. See below for more details.
For Sailing Vessels
The ICC Sail <24m, Power <10m covers sailing vessels <24 meters and power <10 meters. The power <10m is included as most sailboats have small dinghies for going to and from shore.
To gain this certificate the candidate must do the IYT International Crew & Flotilla/Bareboat Skipper Sail course (modules 1 – 11 and 13 – 25 in the IYT Recreational Program contained in the “International Boating & Sailing Passport”). The candidate must either hold a recognised VHF Marine Communications Qualification or must do IYT’s module 12 which is the IYT VHF/SRC Marine Communications Course.
Note that the online ICC course includes all of the above mentioned modules, 1 – 25 which includes VHF/SRC.
For Power Vessels
The ICC certificate is based on which course you undertake as outlined below.
If you wish to operate a power vessel <24m, please do as stated above for sailing vessels (except of course take the power course).
If you wish to operate a power vessel <10m, please take the IYT/MCA Small Powerboat & RIB Master course. After successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to receive the ICC <10m Power.
The ICC is valid for a period of five years.
Important Notice: Charter Brokers are asking for qualifications higher than ICC – Please be aware.
Over the past few years, it has come to our attention that a large number of charter brokers are asking to see/verify a higher nautical qualification other than the ICC (International Certificate of Competency). The charter companies are asking for proof that a client is capable of handling a $400,000 charter boat for a week’s vacation, as the ICC does not prove this capability. As you can imagine, a broker would want to be sure that a skipper is fully capable of handling their vessels before renting.
The ICC is a certificate that based on one’s level of competency. Endorsement, at minimum, is an IYT Flotilla or Bareboat Skipper Certificate.
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