Originally Posted by C2 RIBS
This sets out the background and prices etc.
It states "The course will cover the legal requirements, regulations, guidance and processes for managing the vessel and its crew. From April 2012 this will become a pre-requisite for anyone applying for their first commercial endorsement, and for those renewing their endorsement"
The next move on from this is to remove a commercial endorsement at PB2 level and only allow an endorsement starting at Intermediate course level which would allow then restricted water work and keeping the advanced commercial endorsement as it stands for a while before further changes.
I am sure corrections will follow from schools involved in the process but this was the discussion recently
MCA driven not RYA thinking of way's to make more cash.
over 65 medical every year not exam as Wavelength said
Those who do not have access to a computer will be offered the oral version of the exam I am guessing at a RTC' one option I will offer as we are going to be part of the scheme.
If you sneak in before April I dont think your certs will be looked at any differently.
Intermediate the new commercial entry level much better idea should do the same for PBI .
Changes to the Advanced knowledge of Navigation to Coastal/ Yachtmaster shore based course as Coastal skipper Comm and APB allow you to take vessel 20 nm offshore so will bring them in line.