International Yacht Training Worldwide

Instructor Training


IYT Instructor Training Programme

In an effort to maintain our global standards, IYT has formalised its Instructor Training Programme or “Train the Trainer” Programme. Currently IYT has 9 partner schools approved to offer this training.

Instructor Training Students:

As noted on our main instructor page and on the “get certified” pages, we may require instructors to complete an instructor training course to verify their ability to effectively instruct students. We strongly recommend instructors go through the training process as it almost always guarantees your instructor application will be approved.

Our instructor trainers are highly qualified and the training is overseen rigorously by several representatives globally.  The course is aimed to improve the TEACHING skills of new or existing instructors who have boating skills and knowledge already in place. 

At the end of a course the school will order your “course completion certificate” which will state the level at which they believe you are capable of teaching IYT students. These certificates will not be physically mailed to students but will be visible on the IYT account ID profile. They are in pdf format designed for A4 paper size.       

To become an IYT Instructor at any level, instructors will still need to complete the IYT Instructor Application online uploading all the necessary qualifications, seatime, medical, etc. The application will also ask if you have completed instructor training course and what certificate number is displayed on your “course completion certificate”. IYT will make final determination of approval or disapproval as well as what level you are approved to teach. However, having the recommendation of a qualified IYT Instructor Trainer,  the application will more than likely be approved.


The IYT approved Instructor Training Centers will be shown on the school’s profile page, labeled as either:

  • IYT Recreational Training Provider and Instructor Training Center
  • IYT Professional Training Center and Instructor Training Center

Courses schools have been given approval to teach will be visible under the “COURSES INFO” tab on their IYT school profile page.

Schools will place orders with IYT for course completion certificates just as they do all other student certificates.

Course attendance and practical exam forms are required to upload when placing the order with the exception, to date, of dinghy or pwc.

The following IYT Partner Schools are approved Instructor Training Centers:

  • Activity Yachting Holidays / Croatia
  • Aquatoria / Croatia
  • Maritime School BARCA / Estonia
  • Maritime School of the West Indies / Saint Martin
  • Sail in Asia / Thailand
  • Sigma Marine / Ukraine & Greece
  • Tiller and Kites / Dinghy Instructor Training
  • Xone/Yeni Vira / Turkey