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Here are a few interesting facts about RYA Certificates of Competence. For full details of the exams available and how to take them, see the sections on the left.

Book your exam
You can book your exam in a number of ways. Whichever you choose, make sure you read the requirements for your chosen exam first.
MCA Authorisation
Responsibility for issuing Certificates of Competence is given to us by the British Government through the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Quality assurance
We are constantly monitoring and improving our training and examination process with help from the Leadership Factor.
How to pass your Yachtmaster exam
Thinking of taking an exam, but not sure if you're up to scratch? Here's the low down on what you'll be tested on, and how.
Our qualifications can open doors for everyone from instructors to superyacht captains and military personnel.
Fast track Yachtmaster exam
The RYA Training Manager explains the skills, knowledge and experience required, whether you have years or months of experience.

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