The ICC and Proof of Competence Abroad
The requirement for a certificate of competence varies from country to country. Sometimes they are required for coastal waters, sometimes for inland waters, sometimes for neither and sometimes for both, increasingly now it is a requirement for flottilla and bareboat charter skippers. As the skipper of a vessel, you must ensure that you are aware of any requirement for qualifications before venturing into another country's jurisdiction.
Although only guaranteed to be accepted in countries that have adopted the relevant UN Resolution, the ICC is a useful document to carry and will generally be accepted where proof of competence is required, presuming you are skippering a UK flagged boat on a short visit abroad.
In very general terms an ICC is required for the inland waterways of Europe and for inland and coastal waters of Mediterranean countries.
At Brixham sea school we are RYA authorised ICC testers. We can put an instructor onboard your own boat for your test or you can complete it on one of our yachts please contact us to discuss your preferences.
You can download the ICC application form and test details from here