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Certified Superyacht Academy

The following certificates of competence can be commercially endorsed:

  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence
  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence

 

What is a commercial endorsement?

A commercial endorsement is required for work as a skipper/captain on board British flagged vessels subject to the MCA’s codes of practice.

How do I apply for a standard commercial endorsement?

Send the following items to RYA Certification, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Hampshire SO31 4YA:

  • Your original certificate
  • Your Professional Practices and Responsibilites certificate – more information
  • A commercial endorsement application form – click here
  • An ML5 or ENG1 medical fitness certificate: We can only accept the latest version of the ML5 form (currently Rev 04/12). Skippers working in category 1 or 0 waters will need the ENG1 medical. Contact the MCA for a list of approved doctors.
  • A copy of your RYA Basic Sea Survival certificate or STCW Personal Survival Techniques
  • RYA First Aid Certificate or other acceptable first aid certificate (only required if applying for a commercial endorsement to a Day Skipper, Powerboat Level 2 or Advanced Powerboat Course Completion Certificate).
  • RYA VHF/SRC Certificate or other acceptable GMDSS Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate.
  • A passport sized photo with your name on the back
  • The fee

*April 2012 onwards applicants for the commercial endorsement also have to complete an online PPR course and assessment, as detailed here.