International Yacht Training Worldwide

IYT Passport

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International Sailing & Boating Passport

Welcome to the international standard for recreational yachting. IYT offers modular training courses from absolute beginner to Yachtmaster Ocean. As a candidate progresses through the training program the school principal where a course has been completed will apply a gold seal to the final page of each module (See module details below).

Modules 1 – 11 International Crew Course/Assessment/Certificate

These modules, both theory and practical, give a basic understanding of the knowledge that is required to be an active crew member on board a yacht either power or sail.

Module 12 VHF-SRC Marine Communications (Short Range Certificate)

Every crew member needs to know how to operate a marine radio. This course covers general rules for the use and operation of VHF-SRC radios, what to do in the case of an emergency and an introduction to other marine communications equipment. Radio operator qualifications from a recognized issuing authority will be accepted in lieu of this module.

Modules 13 – 25 International Bareboat Skipper Course/Assessment/Certificate

Minimum entry level required for this certificate – Candidates are required to have logged a total of 200 nautical miles and 10 days at sea, before advancing to the International Bareboat Skipper Course.

This is a certificate of excellence for those candidates who wish to take command of their own yachts confidently and safely or for those who wish to safely charter a small live-aboard yacht in daylight hours, in fair weather and in sight of land. IYT Worldwide will accept prior learning from other recognized yachting establishments for those who wish to apply for recognition towards the International Bareboat Skipper Certificate Examination. Module 15 Sails/Sail Handling not required for power certification.

Module 26 Canadian Boating Requirements

The ICC issued by IYT has been approved by Transport Canada so that holders of the ICC (Canadian Edition) will not require a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) in Canada provided the section on “Canadian Boating Requirements” has been completed. As there are other elements contained within modules 1 – 25 required by Transport Canada in order for the IYT ICC to be approved in lieu of the PCOC, holders of a current IYT ICC cannot upgrade to the Canadian Edition by simply completing module 26 but must resit the entire theory course and examination. This module is available for study and examination online.

Module 27 IYT Yachtmaster Coastal – Recreational 5 day live-aboard course

Minimum entry level required for this certificate – Candidates are required to have logged a total of 800 nautical miles and 25 days at sea, including eight hours on watch at night underway, before qualifying for entry to the IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Course.

This is not a beginners course.

The IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Certification is a globally recognized standard of competency for taking command of recreational vessels both power and sail. The course provides the highest standard of maritime education for the professional and recreational yachtsman and woman and provides a vastly increased level of confidence in their ability to handle a yacht following the intensive level of on the water training.

This certificate cannot be upgraded for commercial use.

IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Examination – 1 day.

Module 28 IYT Yachtmaster Offshore Theory – (Recreational) 6 days
Module 29 IYT Yachtmaster Offshore Practical – (Recreational) 5 days

Minimum entry level required for this certificate – Candidates are required to have logged a total of 3,000 nautical miles and 50 days at sea, including 12 hours on watch at night underway, before qualifying for entry to the to the Yachtmaster Offshore Course.

This is not a beginners course.

The IYT Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate is a recreational 200 gross ton certificate for operating yachts up to 150 nautical miles offshore. The program is an extensive theory and practical based course designed to provide the highest standards of maritime education for both yachtsman and woman. It is an intensive course designed for experienced crew with sufficient on the water experience.

This certificate cannot be upgraded for commercial use.

IYT Yachtmaster Offshore Limited Examination – (Recreational) 1 day.

Module 30 IYT Yachtmaster Ocean Theory – 6 days

Minimum entry level required for this certificate –IYT Yachtmaster Offshore or recognized equivalent.

The IYT Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate is a recreational 200 gross tons Certificate of Competency and is a qualification that indicates that the holder has sufficient knowledge of celestial navigation, to navigate globally using a sextant, and to plan, undertake and manage an ocean passage, together with a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved with regard to weather routing and meteorology/weather matters including tropical revolving storms.

This certificate cannot be upgraded for commercial use.