Becoming an IYT Instructor

The preferred route to becoming an IYT instructor is for applicants to have graduated from the IYT instructor training programme itself. Instructor training clinics are carried out at numerous IYT partner schools around the world that are authorised to do so. However, we realize that a “one size fits all” does not always work, therefore, we are prepared to consider applications from candidates who hold instructor qualifications from other maritime organisations.  These will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Pre-requisites in terms of qualifications and experience will vary depending on the level and complexity of the particular course.  Minimum entry requirements for all instructors are:

  • Current medical certificate (less than 2 years old) with no color blindess or diabetes.
  • Successful completion of an IYT Instructor Course (or acceptable alternative with IYT orientation)

Specific prerequisites in order to be able to teach IYT courses are noted below.

Recreational Courses

  • Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore (Power or Sail)

    • Minimum Qualification - MOY Limited, Yachtmaster Offshore with STCW'95 Basic Safety Certificates
    • Language of Instruction - Any
    • Additional courses approved for instruction:
      • International Crew, Flotilla Skipper & Bareboat Skipper
  • International Bareboat Skipper (Power or Sail)

    • Minimum Qualification - YM Coastal preferably with STCW 95 Basic Safety Certificates
    • Language of Instruction - Any
    • Additional courses also generally eligible to instruct:
      • International Crew & Flotilla Skipper
  • Personal Watercraft Operations (PWC)

    • Minimum Qualification - PWC, 120 hours experience, preferably with STCW 95 Basic Safety Certificates
    • Language of Instruction - Any
    • Additional courses also generally eligible to instruct - not applicable

Apply Now

The link below will take you to a site where you will be asked to register with IYT and complete an application.  Hit the button below and select "IYT Instructor" for membership type. Once registered you will be able to log in and complete the application.

Please note that if you have an existing IYT student profile do not use the link below.  You must log in to your existing profile to access and complete the application.  You will find the application under “Dashboard” on the menu, “IYT Instructor Application”.  www.iytnet.com

The application will involve uploading the following:

  • 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 seatime
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae) or Resume of Maritime Experience (if applicable)
  • Copy of Mariners Medical Fitness Form


Thanks for your interest in becoming an IYT Instructor!