International Certificate of Competence (ICC) Assessment and CEVNI Examination
Pre-requisite: level of competence sufficient to undertake formal assessment

Assessment: oral and written elements with demonstration of a level of competence in driving a pleasure craft

CEVNI: choice of examination paper

Minimum age: 16

Duration: 1 day

For those who feel a two day Helmsman's course is too long as you are already an experienced inland waterways skipper, we also offer an ICC assessment.  This assessment undertaken in a single day does not include tuition, but you will demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have already mastered as you navigate through a series of manoeuvres, along with answering some practical questions to illustrate your competencies.

If you haven't already done so, you will also need to pass the Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Intérieure (CEVNI) test.  Our small selection of CEVNI signs in situ might help your studies.  Please remember to study well before you come as we only provide the test.  This is a multiple choice examination paper.

Your ICC application form will be endorsed on successful completion of both the practical and theoretical requirements.  You can then forward this to the RYA to apply for your International Certificate of Compentence.

Course Preparation and Study Material

You will need to make sure you are knowledgeable in the European Regulations and in particular the CEVNI rules and signs.  There are several RYA publications which provide the essential study material in preparation for your assessment.

Please follow the link below to our publications page


We do not charge for the CEVNI test.

The one day assessment does not facilitate you receiving a IW Helmsman's certificate.​

RYA European Waterways Regulations

Your essential publication in preparation for your ICC Assessment.  Simply click on this link which redirects you to the relevant RYA bookshop page.

Reading List