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Old 11 October 2006, 09:55   #1
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I've recently been looking in to getting my RYA certificates commercially endorsed. As far as anyone can tell me all you have to do is get a basic sea survival course under your belt, get a medical and send your advanced powerboat ticket + these away with some money but I've recently heard whisperings that since the RYA changed the regulations and introduced the intermediate powerboat course they have also changed what you need to do to get endorsed. Does anyone know what the current route is as I really want to get my bits of paper this winter and try to get out there next season. Any info would be greatly appriciated.
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if you have one of the old green advanced tickets then you can send your documentation in (stuff you mentioned plus vhf/dsc and anything else i have forgotten) and you can have it endorsed. Later tickets (red ones L2 style) will need to pass the adv exam for commercial. Apply direct to an examiner or the rya can sort an examiner out for you. If in doubt talk to rya certification for chapter and verse-quite approachable and they dont bite (well not much )
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Old 11 October 2006, 11:28   #3
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Hi. Situtaion is as follows:

Advanced Course Certificate issued pre 31/12/04: Download Commercial Endorsement form from RYA website, send in Advanced Cert plus copies of First Aid, VHF & Sea Survival plus medical.

Advanced Course Certificate issued post 1/1/05, or none possessed: Book & undertake Advanced Powerboat Exam via the RYA or via a centre. You'll need to be in the possession of the same quals as listed as above.

More info on the Advanced Exam http://www.powerboat-training-uk.co....n%20(2006).pdf

The Intermediate Course cannot be commecially endorsed but came into existance at roughly the same time as the changes to the advanced course were made perhaps causing the misunderstanding.

More info about working commercially here

http://www.powerboat-training-uk.co....l_training.htm

Feel free to raise questions

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Thanks guys thats a big help. Was worried that was the case as I've only just got my advanced ticket..more money down the drain Oh well will be worth it in the end.
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Paul,

I will like Nemo has already, be doing APB reading the requirements for endorsing; logged hours - "20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles,
12 night hours."

Is a day a day? i.e 12 hours? I keep a log of my hours usually by passage so time and distance can be added up so far thats about 60 hours at the helm but clearly if you are out all day thats 8 hours but doing other stuff.
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Hi Simon

Good question.

Before answering it though the way I tend to recommend people look at these things is that if they are struggling to make their hours/days afloat crest the required hurdle then they would do best to leave things a while, increase the time afloat such that they are well clear of it and as such it becomes a non issue.

I appreciate though this is not precisely the question that you are asking. I will check to see if there is a precise definition on this and revert but would be surprised if there is.

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Keeping the Commercial Endorsment Current

Hi
Thanks for the various advise re getting the commercial endorsement.
Once got, what is required and at what time scales to keep it current?
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Hi
Thanks for the various advise re getting the commercial endorsement.
Once got, what is required and at what time scales to keep it current?
Thanks Paul
Medical is every 5 years, think the RYA commerical endorsement is the same. Since they are not cheap might be worth getting them tied in with other medicals if you can, (Diving/HGV etc).

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Medical is every 5 years, think the RYA commerical endorsement is the same. Since they are not cheap might be worth getting them tied in with other medicals if you can, (Diving/HGV etc).

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I completely agree the commercail endorsement is every 5 yrs, however the medical is actully every two years, this is dictated by the MCA code.

In practice a lot of skippers only re-do their medical every five because the RYA only ask to see it every five yrs. Personally I re-do every 2 as that is what the code states

First Aid is also re- newable, most tickets last 3 yrs (unless one of the higher level STCW courses) in which case 5 yrs.
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