Certificates require revalidation every 5 years, just as one must renew a driver's license, pilot's license, or passport, as mandated by various governments around the world.

Certificate revalidations can be done within 6 months of expiry, but no earlier.


Already have an online profile?

If you already have a profile registered in our system and can view your certificates online, please follow these directions:

  1. Login and make sure all your profile information is up-to-date.
  2. Under the Dashboard tab, click View My Profile.
  3. Click on the Certificates tab to see your list of certificates.
  4. Select each certificate you would like to revalidate by checking the box on the right, then click Revalidate.
  5. Follow the prompts through to the payment process to complete your order.

*NOTE: For Master of Yachts and STCW certificates, you will be asked to upload documents required for those certificates. For information on documents needed, click here.

No profile yet?

Or is a certificate missing from your profile?

Or do you only have a hard-cover or plastic certificate without a QR code on the back?

Then please follow these instructions.
First, create a profile:

  1. Click the login-icon icon at the top right corner of our homepage, then click Register.
  2. Select the type of profile in the drop-down (Student, School, Instructor, or Australian Boating License Student).
  3. Click Next to fill each page with your contact information.
  4. Upload a photo of your face. IMPORTANT: Make sure the photo is straight, bright, clear, contains your whole face and head, and does not have dark shadows. No hats or sunglasses. You may smile. 🙂
  5. Once complete, the end screen will provide you with your 6-digit IYT ID number so you can log in.

*NOTE: For Master of Yachts and STCW certificates, you will be asked to upload documents required for those certificates. For information on documents needed, click here.

Then, renew your certificate this way:

  1. Email [email protected] with the following:
    • state that you wish to revalidate your certificate (so we know how to proceed once we receive your email)
    • provide your IYT ID number (provided to you after creating a profile)
    • scan and attach a copy of the certificate you wish to revalidate
  2. An order and invoice will be created in our system and emailed to you for payment. A payment link will be included and can be made securely online via credit card or PayPal.
  3. Once you have completed your payment, the order will be reviewed, processed, and shipped.

Revalidation Costs

See our full revalidation price list here: iytworldwide-revalidation-price-list-2016.PDF

Please be aware that late fees apply for Master of Yachts certificate revalidations:

  1. Up to 1 year out of date: a late penalty of $90.00 USD
  2. Up to 2 years out of date: a late penalty of $180.00 USD
  3. Over 2 years out of date:
    • Sit an oral examination at an IYT Worldwide-approved Master of Yachts school (subject to examiner costs). In the event of failing the oral, the candidate will be required to re-sit the theory course.
    • A late penalty of $270.00 USD
  4. Over 3 years out of date:
    • Practical and oral re-sit required for Master of Yachts Coastal/Mate 200gt and Limited certificates
    • Written exam re-sit required for Master of Yachts Unlimited

Shipping & Delivery

Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing. Be sure to check that all necessary documents and information has been provided. Visit our documents needed for revalidating help page for more detail.

Courier deliveries arrive approximately 2-5 business days from date shipped and will provide you with a tracking number. Courier rates depend on your location. All IYT products (excluding Certificates) must be couriered.

Air Mail deliveries arrive in up to 40 days. No tracking number provided for Air Mail deliveries; we cannot trace Air Mail if lost. Air Mail option available for certificates only; other IYT Products may not be shipped by Air Mail.

See our Shipping Options page for more details on methods available for each type of product.