Competency Power

ISPA Competent Crew Power:

ISPA Certificate of Competence Crew POWER (CC)

​When registered with International Sail and Power Academy Inc. ISPA, the holder is certified as Skipper, competent to operate a power vessel under 40 ft / 12 Meters, up to 30 GT where no navigational hazards exist, within inland waters, or safe harbor, during daylight hours, in light to moderate wind conditions. International Crew Power Certificate of Competency is also competent to crew aboard a sailing vessel in tidal waters as Competent Crew with a Skipper on board.

ISPA Day Skipper Power:

ISPA Day Skipper Bareboat Certificate of Competency POWER (DS)

When registered, ISPA Day Skipper Bareboat Certificate of Competency Power certifies a Bareboat Skipper Power to be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and crew, for pleasure boats or power charter boats up to 30GT, up to 45 ft / 14 Meters while day sailing in familiar waters, within 12nm of safe harbor, during daylight, in moderate wind and sea conditions using basic navigational skills

ISPA Coastal Navigation:

 ISPA Coastal Navigator Certificate of Competence (CN) Sail and Power

​When registered, the holder is certified competent to navigate a 40GT Sail or Power boat up to a 50 ft / 15 Meters in coastal/tidal waters, without restriction on the area of navigation by day, using charts, a hand bearing compass, GPS, and navigational aids.
*Also offered in correspondence

ISPA Coastal Skipper Advanced Power:

ISPA Coastal Skipper Bareboat Certificate of Competence POWER (CSAP)

When registered, the holder is certified as Advanced Bareboat Coastal Skipper and navigator to be responsible for the safety of his/her power vessel and crew for coastal passages.
​Competent to operate: boats used for private purposes, bareboat chartered boats, up to 100 GT, without restriction on the area of navigation, under the condition of holding an appropriate, First Aid, CPR. VHF or GMDSS Radio Certificate and ISPA Coastal Navigator Certificate of Competence.

ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Power:

ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore POWER (YM)

​When registered, the holder is certified as skipper and navigator.
​Competent to operate: boats used for private purposes, bareboat chartered boats, yachts used for private purposes up to 100GT, without restriction on the area of navigation, under the condition of holding an appropriate national or foreign radio license if there is a radio-telephone VHF station or a GMDSS-VHF station on the boat or yacht and within 150 miles of the coastline, where navigational and weather hazards exist, in any conditions, at any time day or night.

Also available:

ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence POWER (YMO)

​Competent to operate:
Boats used for private purposes, bareboat chartered boats, yachts used for private purposes up to 200 GT, bareboat chartered yachts up to 200 GT. Without restriction on the area of navigation, under the condition of holding an appropriate national or foreign radio license if there is a radio-telephone VHF station or a GMDSS-VHF station on the boat or yacht where navigational and weather hazards exist, in any conditions, at any time day or night.

 ISPA Multi Hull Certificate of Competence POWER (MH)

When registered, the holder is certified competent to navigate a 30GT Multi Hull up to a 50 ft / 15 meters for pleasure boats, charter boats up to 30GT, while day sailing in familiar waters, within 12NM of safe harbor, during daylight, in moderate wind and sea conditions using basic navigational skills.

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