Advanced Powerboat Exam
The RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat Exam is a practical test of skippering by day and night. It is an external exam run by an RYA Powerboat Trainer. Before you book your exam please check that you:
can provide a boat (ours can be hired to use for the exam)
have completed the required mileage and experience as skipper
hold a VHF Radio Operators License or Short Range Certificate
hold a valid first aid certificate
- have read the syllabus in RYA publication G20
have read and comply with the pre-requisites above.
|Form of exam||Practical|
|Minimum exam duration||4 to 5 hours 2 candidates: 5 to 6 hours 3 candidates: 6 to 7 hours. No more than three candidates can be examined in one session.|
Commercial Endorsing your Powerboat qualification
If you are unable to prove the requisite sea service but are able to demonstrate that during at least half of the five year period you have been employed on duties closely associated with the management and operation of one or more of the appropriate types of vessels, you may have your certificate considered for revalidation.