International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.)
The International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.) is often referred to as the Mediterranean Boat Licence. Unlike an Australian Boat Licence, yachts are not exempt from this and it is a requirement even for privately owned vessels.
About the I.C.C.
For very experienced skippers, the International Certificate of Competence is a one-day assessment from our base in Pittwater where we will make sure your skills are up to date and ready for your Mediterranean adventures.
You can be tested on your own, or with another person. We are restricted to assessing a maximum of 2 people in a day. You can bring family and friends as crew, but please remember this an assessment and not a training day.
We can provide a boat for you to complete the assessment at an additional cost, or you can be assessed on your own boat. The assessment must start and finish from Newport, Pittwater. 
Once you pass the assessment, you can apply to the RYA for the certificate. The I.C.C. from the RYA is valid for 5 years. You do not have to complete the test after this time, all you are required to do is renew the licence by paying a fee direct to the RYA. 
Steve and I enjoyed our day out with Roger. We have been sailing together for forty years, since his father taught me to sail on Gretel II so I hope our sailing skills are up to the ICC. The best part was the MOB practise but Roger had a lot of practical advice.
Simon Ford
​​​​​​​Chartered in the Mediterranean

Recommended Experience
As a skipper you should be confident and competent in leading an inexperienced crew with the following before your assessment: 
  • recovering an MOB, short handed or single handed
  • setting & reefing sails, under sail or motor
  • anchoring & docking including the use of spring lines to depart from a leeward berth
  • deliver a relevant safety briefing​​​​​​ with confident knowledge of how to instruct the use all safety equipment on board
  • turn a full circle in a confined space
  • trim sails correctly on all points of sailing
  • plot and follow an accurate course to steer taking account of tide, variation, deviation, leeway and wind direction
  • identify and avoid collision situations
  • full knowledge and use of the IALA bouyage system
  • skipper an unfamiliar yacht in unfamiliar waters safely and confidently at all times
Navigation Experience
We need to confirm that your current level of navigation and passage planning is of the Day Skipper Shore-based level or higher. You can enrol and learn this with us.
Pre-assessment training
If you would like to take some time to prepare for your I.C.C. assessment, you can use a personalised training session, or book a day with us on our boat. Many people find this an invaluable opportunity to brush up on the skills and ensure they are properly prepared for sitting the assessment.
"Anne and I particularly appreciated Roger’s assessment/teaching approach. He was far more patient with Anne than I would have been and as a consequence she got great value from the day. Overall I think the preparation for the online training, the provision of course materials and the regular communication from ABB was very professional."
Bruce & Anne Grey
Chartered in Sardinia

The Investment
On your
​​​​​​​own boat
Assessments for up to 2 people 
On our
Assessments for up to 2 people 
*Please note once you have passed your I.C.C. assessment the RYA fees if you are not a member of the RYA for the licence are 45 GBP (processing time around 21 days) and additional 30GBP if you require their fast track service (processing time around 2 days). We can not assess more than 2 people per day as a requirement from the RYA.
You can download the I.C.C. licence form for full details of what is involved and to help you prepare for your assessment. 
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