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Old 17 June 2013, 17:59   #1
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Stupid question time

Evening all,

I'm a PBI with an APB commercially endorsed ticket. I'm going for my APBI and have been told I need to do an advanced Power Boat Exam? As I read the various info this exam is for those who want to be commercially endorsed and a repeat of my advanced course?
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Think of the Adv COC as a pre entry exam. Before you attend advanced instructor training you need to proove you have the hard skills to operate at that level.

The fact that the adv COC and the 2 day course share the same name is daft but they are not the same thing.
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Definitely not a stupid question but one that is easier answered, in person, by the Principal of a RYA Advanced Powerboat Teaching Centre such as Doug or other Principals who post on RIBnet.

Don't be put off - being an APBI is increasingly becoming a formidable qualification and you may even progress to becoming a Powerboat Trainer
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Cheers Doug,

I did ring the RYA, and after being passed around it was "just a prerequesite". Bit expensive as you pay for the APB course with an exam, the fork out 170 again.

Hope it's worth it!

Is PB trainer the next step after APBI?
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Evening all,

I'm a PBI with an APB commercially endorsed ticket. I'm going for my APBI and have been told I need to do an advanced Power Boat Exam? As I read the various info this exam is for those who want to be commercially endorsed and a repeat of my advanced course?
If you are an APB Commercially endorsed then you must have already done the APB COC exam. Or am I misunderstanding something here ?
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If you are an APB Commercially endorsed then you must have already done the APB COC exam. Or am I misunderstanding something here ?
That's what I thought.....unless he had the adv before a certain date and therefore never did an actual exam and that affects it somehow?
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If he did he advanced powerboat course before 2005 he will have been able to commercially endorse it without doing the COC exam.
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If he did he advanced powerboat course before 2005 he will have been able to commercially endorse it without doing the COC exam.
Does that mean he has to do the exam before he can become an advanced instructor?
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Does that mean he has to do the exam before he can become an advanced instructor?
Yes the advanced COC exam is now a pre-entry requirement to become an advanced powerboat instructor. In addition you must hold a valid commercial endorsement in order to teach aboard a vessel that is subject to the MCA's code of practice.
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It never ceases to. Amaze me the different ways they find of extracting money from us for training.
Since I did my APB they have split up your training so you pay more. God they've even changed the way you do CPR about 5 times and I bet nobodies been shown how to do it in a rib
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