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IYT professional courses are taught by highly qualified professional yachtsmen and women with years of experience in the marine industry at various levels.

Recreational Training FormIf you have the required skills and experience and wish to instruct for an IYT partner school, we welcome reviewing your application to become a certified IYT Professional Instructor. Simply complete the instructor application online providing the necessary documents. We will determine the level at which you may teach based on the information provided. We may ask that you undergo an instructor training course to ensure you are familiar with the IYT programme and teaching techniques.

Professional Master of Yachts courses must be conducted and examined in English. This is mandated by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency of Great Britain (M.C.A.). All other professional courses may be taught in any language.

Again, please note that all instructors must be associated with a school. We do not allow freelance instructors.

Instructors will receive an “IYT Professional Certificate” and “Official Instructor Membership Letter” listing the courses they are approved to instruct. This list of courses is also available on the instructor’s IYT account profile. Instructor membership is annual and must be maintained in order to remain qualified to instruct and place orders for student certificates.

Instructor Approval General Guidelines

Instructor approval will be determined by evaluating each application on a case-by-case basis. However, the instructor:

  • Should hold a qualification at least a level above what they are requesting to be certified to instruct,
    • OR
  • Hold same level as requesting to instruct but have instruction experience on resume/CV or have a sufficient amount of logged sea time.
  • Hold the same level as requesting to instruct and do an instructor training course with an approved IYT instructor training school.

We accept qualifications from other sailing and boating organisations for instructor certification but do so on a case-by-case basis. Examples: AMSA, RYA, Sail Canada, US Sailing.

Course Specific Guidelines

Small Powerboat and RIB Master Instructor and Marine Communications VHF/SRC Instructor
  • Hold qualifications as described above in “General Guidelines.”
  • Hold the IYT Marine Communications VHF/SRC certificate or a national issued radio operators license.
Superyacht Deck Crew Instructor
  • Hold qualifications as described above in “General Guidelines.”
  • Hold the IYT Marine Communications VHF/SRC certificate or a national issued radio operators license.
  • Have worked for two years in the industry while holding the Superyacht Crew Certificate.
Professional Superyacht Hospitality / Interior Crew Instructor
  • Hold qualifications as described above in “General Guidelines.”
  • Hold the IYT Marine Communications VHF/SRC certificate or a national issued radio operators license.
  • Served at least three years as a chief steward/stewardess in the yachting industry on yachts over 120ft employing at least six crew.
Master of Yachts Mate 200 gt/Coastal Instructor
  • Hold qualifications as described above in “General Guidelines.”
  • Hold the IYT Marine Communications  VHF/SRC certificate or a national issued radio operators license.
  • Have logged 3,000 nautical miles in vessels power or sail, a proportion must be command experience. This mileage is a guideline towards the minimum level of experience that an instructor is expected to have completed. Mileage must be logged on genuine cruises or passages.
  • Hold all current STCW certificates.
Master of Yachts Limited 200 gt Instructor
  • Hold qualifications as described above in “General Guidelines.”
  • Hold the IYT Marine Communications VHF/SRC certificate or a national issued radio operators license.
  • Have logged in excess of 5,000 nautical miles in vessels power or sail, 3,000 must be command experience. This mileage is a guideline towards the level of experience that IYT Worldwide expects an instructor or examiner to have completed. Mileage must be logged on genuine cruises or passages.
  • Hold all current STCW certificates.
Master of Yachts Unlimited 200 gt Instructor
  • Hold qualifications as described above in “General Guidelines.”
  • Hold the IYT Marine Communications VHF/SRC certificate or a national issued radio operators license.
  • Have logged 15,000 nautical miles in vessels power or sail, 5,000 must be command experience. This mileage is a guideline towards the level of experience IYT Worldwide expects an instructor to have completed. Mileage must be logged on genuine cruises or passages.
  • Hold all current STCW certificates.
STCW Instructor
  • Hold qualifications as described above in “General Guidelines.”
  • For Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR), Personal Survival Techniques (PST), Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness courses the instructor must hold a professional mariners command qualification or military training in the discipline to be taught.
  • For Elementary First Aid (EFT) the instructor must hold a professional medical qualification such as EMS Training, nurse or doctor or acceptable alternative. Ideally the instructor should have seagoing experience as part of a professional crew.
  • For Basic Fire Fighting (BFF) the instructor must hold a professional firefighting qualification or be training as a specialist marine firefighter. Ideally the instructor should have seagoing experience as part of a professional crew.

Please complete the application online. The registration and application process will involve uploading the following so please have these on hand before beginning the application. If documents are not uploaded, we will be unable to process the application. If you have difficulty uploading documents, please contact us at [email protected]

  • Current photograph (passport style face shot in either jpg or png format).
  • Copy of government Issued ID (passport or driver’s license).
  • Copy of any relevant currently held instructor qualification.
  • Copy of any relevant nautical qualification(s).
  • Copy of proof of sea time.
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae) or resume of maritime experience (if applicable).
  • Copy of Mariners medical fitness form.

If you already have an IYT account ID, please login and complete the instructor application.

If you have not registered on our site, please register and complete the instructor application.

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