How to revalidate


Revalidate your qualification

RYA Instructor qualifications are valid for five years, at which point you need to revalidate in order to retain the qualification and continue teaching.

We will endeavour to contact you prior to your revalidation becoming due, so please sign into this website and check your profile to ensure we have your current contact details.

It is your responsibility to check your instructor certificate to see when it expires and take the necessary action prior to that date. During busy periods it can take up to 28 days to process your new certificate.

Even if you don't hear from us you can revalidate using the links below. Select the option for your training scheme to see how:

Dinghy, keelboat and multihull

Online revalidation

Windsurfing Online revalidation
Powerboat Online revalidation
Personal Watercraft
Online revalidation
Inland Waterways
Online revalidation

Revalidation course dates and online booking

First Aid

Register for the online revalidation course


Register for the online revalidation course

Shorebased Navigation
Online revalidation course coming soon - details will be emailed to the relevant instructors.
Diesel, Radar and Sea Survival
Revalidation courses for these instructors will be rolled out over the next two to three years. If you hold one of these qualifications we will contact you by email at the appropriate time.