INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE (ICC)
WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE (ICC)?
• The ICC is a certified level of competency required when operating a pleasure craft in most European Coastal or Inland waterways.
• IYT Worldwide has been approved by the British Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to issue ICC's to qualified applicants on their behalf.
WHAT IYT CERTIFICATES ARE RECOGNISED FOR OBTAINING AN ICC?
ICC - up to 10 meters
IYT Small Powerboat & RIB Master
ICC - up to 24 meters
IYT International Bareboat Skipper
IYT Master of Yachts Coastal / Mate 200 Tons
IYT Master of Yachts Limited
WHO MAY OBTAIN AN ICC?
For the issue of an international certificate the applicant must:
(a) be minimum age of 16.
(b) be physically and mentally fit to operate a pleasure craft, and in particular, must have sufficient powers of vision and hearing.
(c) have successfully passed an examination or prove the necessary competence for pleasure craft operation by holding an acceptable IYT Worldwide certificate.
In accordance with UNECE Resolution 40 (Revision 4), citizens and residents of countries (listed below), that are signatories to Resolution 40, will be obliged to obtain an ICC from their own national issuing authority and not from IYT (with the exception of the United Kingdom and Latvia, see below). The only exception for IYT to issue ICCs to citizens of these countries, is if the applicant can provide proof of residency* in a country not on this list.
For example: an Austrian National living in Spain or Greece that can provide “proof of residency” in Spain or Greece would be allowed to receive an ICC from IYT.
*Proof of residency (examples)
Utility bill (electric or gas)
Property tax bill
IYT can issue ICCs to any other country’s citizens that are not listed below.
As of May 2016, the following countries have adopted resolution 40.
**The government of Latvia has given written permission for IYT to issue ICCs to their own nationals and residents.
*** IYT has been authorised to issue ICC’s to United Kingdom Nationals for the past 16 years which are issued on behalf of the British Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).
WHERE WILL I NEED AN ICC?
This list is a guide only, all persons planning to operate a vessel in Europe should make sure that the correct documents are carrried. An ICC is usually required in the Mediterranean.
The following states do require ICCs:
Italy, Greece, Croatia, Portugal and Turkey. Holland requires an ICC for vessels that are either longer than 15 meters and/or capable of more than 11 knots. Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia require ICCs. When Chartering In Spain, you will need an ICC. When Chartering in France and Germany you may need a certificate of competence, the charter company will confirm what is needed. Usually an ICC or IYT Yachtmaster is accepted.
In Northern Europe and Scandinavia, the ICC is generally not required.
IS THERE A PERIOD OF VALITDY FOR AN ICC?
The ICC is valid for a period of 5 years
HOW DO I OBTAIN AN ICC?
Certificates are issued by IYT Worldwide on receipt of an application form. You are eligible to obtain an ICC if you hold an acceptable IYT Worldwide Certificate of Competency (listed above).
The following items are required when making an application to IYT Worldwide for an ICC - please submit to MARINE CONCEPT:
• Jpeg format headshot photograph
• Scanned copy of passport or national identification
• Scanned copy of highest level current IYT Worldwide certificate or qualification
• Proof of Residency (where applicable)