International Yacht Training Worldwide

Upgrade Your School

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Upgrade your School/Add Courses:

How do I add courses to my school’s approval list?

For example, if your school is approved to teach up to International Bareboat Skipper Sail and you would like to offer Yachtmaster Offshore Sail, please follow these instructions.

You must complete the school application again. We will evaluate the information to ensure:

  • Your facilities and vessel are equipped and appropriate to offer the course.
  • You have qualified instructors to teach the course.
    • If your instructors are already IYT instructor certified we can approve the school for the same level they are qualified to teach.

How do I add vessel type to my school’s approval list?

For example, if your school is approved to teach up to International Bareboat Skipper SAIL and you would like to add POWER, please follow these instructions.

Send mail to [email protected] and include:

  • Vessel photographs and registration if you are the owner.
  • Instructor names/specify if they are or are not IYT certified instructors.
    • If your instructors are already IYT instructor certified we can approve the school for the same level they are qualified to teach. They must obviously be approved to the level and vessel type you are requesting for the school.
    • If your instructors are not IYT instructors, they must complete an instructor application.

What do I need to do to upgrade my school membership and course offering from recreational to professional?

You must complete the school application again. We will evaluate the information to ensure:

  • Your facilities and vessel are equipped and appropriate to offer professional courses.
  • Your location will not infringe on territory of an existing IYT professional school.
  • You have IYT professional instructors available to teach the professional courses you are requesting.

If instructors are not already IYT professional instructors qualified to teach the courses you wish to offer, they must complete instructor applications. Make sure to include the necessary uploads for our evaluation.

If we decide the school is an appropriate choice based on all of the above submissions, IYT must:

  • Inspect the school.
  • Audit on the first course (if failing audit approval will be withdrawn).

This is all done at the school’s expense. These expenses will vary based on school’s location as price of airfare and accommodations and daily expenses will vary. The daily rate of the inspector will also vary. It would be wise to calculate $4,000 to $6,000 per visit, however, this is not an official quote and is only given as a guideline to schools to aid in making a decision to pursue. Becoming an IYT professional partner school is an expensive process and we want schools to be aware of this before spending a vast amount of effort on something they may not be prepared to undertake.

Please see this link for school membership fees and instructor certification and membership fees.  Scroll to bottom of the page for links to pdf documents. 

There are official inspection/audits every five years by an IYT representative.

All of the above must be done in order for IYT to maintain their high-quality standards and to satisfy our ISO 9001:2008 certification, the “Maritime Coastguard Agency of Great Britain” and “Marshall Islands.”

We appreciate all applications for professional partner schools.

*As of April 2017 – Prices subject to change.