Anyone requiring an ICC valid for inland waters must pass the CEVNI Test. The test can be arranged through a RYA recognised training centre or an affiliated club authorised to carry out the test.
A valid ICC is often required for cruising Europe’s inland waters. To validate your ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for inland waters you must take the CEVNI test, which checks your knowledge of the rules and signs that skippers of pleasure craft are expected to know and follow.
The RYA ICC CEVNI test is a multiple choice paper. Costs for the CEVNI test will vary between training centres and you can choose whether to take the test at the training centre or remotely from home or anywhere in the world.
The “RYA European waterways regulations (the CEVNI rules explained)” publication G17 provides the information you need to learn the code in a clear and concise way – a sample paper can be found at the back of the book.
It is possible to take your CEVNI test online, anywhere, anytime as an alternative to the paper-based test. You can find a CEVNI test centre using ‘Where’s my nearest’ search at the top of this page. Contact your chosen centre, pay them for your test and they will then give you access to the test.
Once you have completed the CEVNI test, you will be told immediately whether you have been successful or not. Follow the on-screen instructions for details of how to get your ICC validated for inland waters.