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    Thanks for choosing to revalidate your RYA Instructor certificate.

    The form below may be used to apply for the revalidation of the following RYA certificates:

    • Dinghy, Keelboat and Multihull Instructor and Senior Instructor
    • Windsurfing Instructor and Senior Instructor
    • Powerboat Instructor
    • Personal Watercraft Instructor
    • Inland Waterways Instructor

    Before you complete your application, please go to 'Your Account' above to make sure your details are up to date. The address shown there will be where we send your new instructor certificate and the email address will be where we send important updates about RYA courses and qualifications.

    Please also take a moment to visit and tell us which eNewsletters you wish to receive. As an Instructor, Wavelength is an excellent way for you to keep in touch with what's going on in the world of RYA training. It is emailed regularly (if you opt in) and an annual conference review edition will be posted to you each Spring. You can also keep up to date by following us on Twitter and Facebook - links at the top of this page.

    Instructing experience

    In order to revalidate your certificate you will need to list instructing experience gained within the relevant training scheme, at an RYA Recognised Training Centre within the last five years.

    If your qualification is more than one year out of date or if you have not completed more than 30 hours of instructing in the last five years, you must submit an observation form with your revalidation application. That form must be completed by an appropriately qualified Principal, Chief Instructor, Coach or Trainer, who will need to observe you assisting on an RYA course relevant to your revalidation. If this applies to you, please make sure you get your observation form completed prior to starting your revalidation application.

    Health declaration

    The revalidation form will ask you to complete a health declaration to show that you are not suffering from a physical or mental impairment which has an adverse effect on your ability to properly discharge your duty of care as an instructor. If you have a condition that means you cannot complete the declaration, please download and complete a Medical Questionnaire which you will then be prompted to submit during your revalidation application.


    Revalidation is free of charge and your new instructor certificate should be issued within 21 days of you submitting your application.

    If you need your new certificate sooner, you may wish to Fast Track your application and receive it within 2 working days, the fees for which are shown here. If you need to do this, make sure you complete the Fast Track application below and include a phone number where we can call you during RYA office hours to take payment.

    Revalidation application

    Select the relevant link below to get started. If you need to revalidate more than one qualification, you will need to do one at a time. Simply complete and submit the form for the first qualification then refresh your browser or open the form again and start again for the next qualification.

    Revalidation application - free of charge

    Revalidation application - Fast Track service