RYA Certificates of Competence

Prove your ability and experience as a skipper with an RYA Certificate of Competence
 
Available at Advanced Powerboat and RYA Yachtmaster® Coastal, Offshore and Ocean level, RYA Certificates of Competence are well known qualifications that are highly respected worldwide.

Unlike other RYA qualifications, Certificates of Competence are not issued following a formal training course but are achieved by successfully completing an exam testing your skill, knowledge and experience.

So whether you’re a recreational boater looking to put your skills to the test, or need a professional qualification and commercial endorsement to work on the water, find out everything you need to know below.
RYA Powerboat Advanced
 
RYA Yachtmaster® Coastal
 
RYA Yachtmaster® Offshore
 
RYA Yachtmaster® Ocean
 
Working with RYA qualifications
 
Converting between sail and power
 
Qualifications

The pinnacle of yachting qualifications. Find out what it takes to become an RYA Yachtmaster.

Exams

Provided you have sufficient experience, seatime and the required certificates, you can put yourself forward for an exam to test your skills and knowledge.

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2021 Exam Fees
 
Qualifying passages
 

The RYA training schemes will take you all the way from beginner to exam level. As well as the required certification, there are a number of other RYA courses you might find useful.

With the backing of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) we ensure RYA qualifications are recognised and respected throughout the world.

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We are constantly monitoring and improving our courses and exams. Find out more about how we measure exam feedback to ensure the highest levels of satisfaction and confidence.

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