The International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
or also referred to as the International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft
is a test of competence that provides the student with an internationally
recognised qualification. It is issued under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Inland Transport Committee Working Party on Inland Water Transport Resolution No. 40. The ICC, or higher certification, is required
in both Croatia and Greece and other countries, particularly in Europe, where governments are increasingly looking for recognised certificates to confirm the student reaches an internationally agreed level of competence. When you visit
another country, in most circumstances (as detailed in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) you can be required to comply with the maritime legislation of the visited country (the Coastal State) in addition to that
of your vesselâ€™s Flag State.
If you do not have any formal qualifications then there are two ways to get the ICC:
If you are an experienced yacht skipper with a good theory knowledge, then you can undertake the ICC assessment. This is a 4 hour assessment of your theory knowledge and practical sailing skills. The theory knowledge is equivalent to Day Skipper theory
level. You will need to have a good knowledge of the collision regulations, buoyage and pilotage, safety, navigation (plotting a 3 point fix, plotting a fix by lat / long, working out a magnetic course to steer allowing for
tidal set and drift using tidal diamonds / atlas and application of leeway.
The practical sailing assessment is being able to depart a leeward berth using a bow or stern spring to spring off, come alongside a windward berth and secure the yacht, MOB recovery, picking up and securing to / slipping
from mooring buoys and general sailing on all points of sail.
Completion of the Day Skipper Online Theory course and the Day Skipper Practical course.
For those looking for a practical assessment, we have a number of great providers we can reccomend depending on your location. Please contact us, tell us where you are and we will send you the details of the people to contact.
If you have achived your day skipper practical, Coastal Skipper Practical, Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore or Yachtmaster Ocean, you can request the ICC without any further assessment.
Download the ICC Application Form