Two day theory course
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Various ptions for the RYA Coastal Skipper course
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The one day VHF Radio course is also available online


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Practical Course

Inland Waterways


Code Européen des Voies de la Navigation Intérieure


Increasingly, boaters of all types are venturing onto the European Inland Waterways either by chartering or hiring a boat on the continent, or entering the systems from the sea through one of the many large sea locks.


In most European countries it is necessary to hold an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) endorsed for Inland Waterways. This is achieved by taking the CEVNI test on the European Inland Waterways Regulations.


If you did not take the CEVNI test during your practical ICC test, the endorsement to your ICC for inland waterways can be added at any time by taking the CEVNI test. Excel Yachting offer a practice course, which will help you to prepare you for the real test. It’s up to you!


Multiple Choice Test

If you intend to use the European Inland Waterways you must have your International Certificate of Competence (ICC) validated for inland waterways.

Applicants requiring a certificate valid for inland waters must be over 16 and must pass a test on the CEVNI rules (European Inland Waterways Regulations). This is a multiple choice question paper based on the rules laid out in the book European Waterways Regulations.


The test is has two parts:

Part 1: Signs and buoyage

Part 2: Sound signals, lights and shapes


Fifteen questions are asked in each part, and you must answer at least eleven questions correctly in each part to pass the whole test. When you have done that, you can have your ICC endorsed for Inland Waterways. The questions are from a large question bank and the multiple choice answers are displayed in a random order.

Preparatory Training Course + CEVNI Test


We can provide a short training course to explain the regulations before your test.



Excel Yachting


Terence Lee
Principal and Chief Instructor

7, Copsewood Way, Bearsted Maidstone, Kent ME15 8PJ


Tel: 0771 064 7966