Professional Practices and Responsibilities

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A compulsory online course for RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.

If you wish to use your RYA qualifications professionally as skipper or crew you could be doing anything from delivering a new 35’ yacht or driving a workboat with lifting and towing gear, to running a superyacht in the Med. Whatever your job is on board, in the commercial world you are a professional seafarer. As such, you are no different from the captain of a cruise liner – you have a duty of care to crew, passengers, and other water users, and you will be held to account if things go wrong.

All new applicants for a commercially endorsed RYA Certificate of Competence must first pass the PPR course.

Anyone renewing a commercially endorsed RYA Certificate of Competence must pass the Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) course prior to their next renewal date, if they haven’t already done so.

Once you have completed the online modules (approx. 6 to 8 hours) there is a mock assessment so you can check you are ready before moving on to the final graded online assessment.

Watch the RYA introductory video