IYT has two levels of membership, Level 1 (recreational courses) and Level 2 (professional courses) and a separate level for dive schools that wish to teach the Diveboat courses. For more information on IYT's Diveboat courses please see our Diveboat Courses page.

Professional courses are defined as the courses that must be taken for those who wish to make a career at sea and are paid to work aboard commercial yachts and diveboats.

Membership fees for Recreational schools are $300 to $600 per year depending on the level of courses taught. Professional training centers have annual membership fees ranging from $500 to $1,500 per year and may require inspection of facilities, vessels and instructors prior to operation. Additional fees apply for unique training programs, satellite locations and other programs. Call us to learn more about becoming an IYT School.

Professional Schools may be authorized to teach 27 courses including 13 professional courses and the 12 recreational courses listed above provided the school has the required vessels (power or sail).  All instructors must be qualified by IYT to instruct specific courses.  These courses are approved by various worldwide administrations for commercial use:

  • Superyacht Crew Course (deck crew)
  • Small Powerboat & RIB Master
  • VHF Radio Operations
  • Personal Watercraft Operations (PWC)
  • Professional Superyacht Hospitality (interior crew)
  • Superyacht Chef
  • *STCW Elementary First Aid
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques
  • STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
  • STCW Basic Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
  • STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness
  • Master of Yachts Coastal / Mate 200 Gross Tons (power or sail)
  • Master of Yachts 200 Gross Tons Limited (power or sail)
  • Master of Yachts 200 Gross Tons Unlimited

* STCW stands for the "Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeepers" and is a standard set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), a division of the United Nations.