International Certificate of Competency (ICC) details

What is the ICC?

The ICC is an internationally recognized, government approved yachting certificate and is now required for operators of recreational and charter vessels on both inland and coastal waters in a large part of the European Community. The ICC is a product of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Resolution 40. The ICC provides documentary assurance from one government to another that the holder meets the levels of competence laid down in Resolution 40.

This certificate is recommended for students living in or planning to charter yachts in the EC countries and other areas around the Mediterranean Sea. Although only guaranteed to be accepted in countries that have adopted Resolution 40, the ICC is a useful document to carry and will be accepted where proof of yachting competence is required.

In very general terms an ICC is required for the inland waterways of Europe and for inland and coastal waters of Mediterranean countries. For the coastal waters of Northern Europe the ICC is generally not required, however to all of these generalizations there are exceptions.

How can I qualify for the ICC?

Students who successfully complete the SailQuest 10 day IYT Bareboat Skipper’s course are automatically qualified for the ICC Coastal certificate for sail & power vessels up to 24 meters. You can add the Inland (CENVI) endorsement to this certificate by completing an additional exam, also available at the time you complete your sailing course with SailQuest.

These certificates are available at an additional cost. You will be able to order your ICC certificates on the last day of the class, following the IYT Bareboat Skipper’s exam. SailQuest will process ICC certificates together with the students IYT Bareboat Skipper and other IYT certificates.

SailQuest strongly recommends this government recognized certificate to all of our qualified students as an excellent back-up certificate to your IYT certificates and to maximize the areas where you will be qualified to operate and charter yachts around the world.

Who may receive a SailQuest/IYT ICC based on Resolution 40?

SailQuest/IYT can issue the ICC to any students whose country is not listed below.

In accordance with UNECE Resolution 40 (Revision 4), citizens and residents of countries that are listed below, that are signatories to Resolution 40, will be obliged to obtain an ICC from their own national issuing authority and not from SailQuest/IYT.

However, it is possible for SailQuest/IYT to issue the ICC to citizens of the countries listed below, 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 (or any other country that is not on the list below) would be allowed to receive an ICC from SailQuest/IYT.

*Proof of residency (examples): Utility bill (electric or gas), Property tax bill, Telephone bill, Insurance bill, etc.

As of May 2016 the following countries are affected by this Resolution 40 policy:

  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine

Is there a period of validity for the ICC?

The ICC is valid for a period of five years.

SailQuest/IYT Certificate Renewal

For many IYT certificates, there is the need to renew & re-qualify for your certificate every 5 years. This ensures that our certifications are meeting international standards. See instructions for SailQuest/IYT Certificate Renewal

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SailQuest Update - Response to Corona Virus/COVID-19

As I am sure you are aware, the Corona Virus/COVID-19 is creating international travel issues. At this time, however, it is business as usual at SailQuest Sailing School and all scheduled course dates and sailing events are still running as scheduled. It is a great time of year for sailing here in the Gulf of Thailand!

To keep updated on the situation in Thailand and restrictions regarding incoming visitors,  see the Thailand Department of Disease Control website. Travelers should also be aware of any warnings or restrictions that may be posted in the country you will return to following your SailQuest dates.

This situation will certainly effect some who have already booked course or event dates or those who may be thinking of doing so. The SailQuest refund and re-schedule policy remains the same as always. If for any reason you need to cancel  your booking, we will issue a full refund of your booking deposit or full payment, minus any bank transfer fees. Or we can hold your payment and you can re-schedule to more convenient dates as your schedule allows.

We are also implementing a daily temperature check policy for instructors and students and encouraging continued good hygiene practices for all. Anyone who is not feeling well or showing symptoms… please stay home!

These are tough times for travelers and business owners alike, but we are all trying to make the best of it.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Good health and Happy Sailing!

Capt. Tim & the SailQuest team

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