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Professional Practices and Responsibilities, PPR – £39

A compulsory online course for new and revalidating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders applicable from April 2012.

Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their 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.

Why choose SeaRegs to do the PPR course?

A number of schools are able to offer the course through RYA Interactive. Simon Jinks, SeaRegs’ Chief Instructor has helped with the development of this new course and is also author of the RYA Commercial Regulations – Small Vessels, one of the latest books from the RYA and specifically designed to accompany the course.

The course can be completed anywhere, anytime provided you have a PC, Mac or iPad (iOS 6 or above) and internet access. There are a number of documents you will need to view online or download, some people find it easier to have a printed copy of MGN280 to hand.  As with all RYA Interactive courses offered by SeaRegs, email help and guidance is available should you need it.

Buy RYA Commercial Regulations - Small Vessels at the RYA Shop

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How to Enrol

Enrolling is easy, Send an email or phone 01752 408270 to let us know you wish to take the course. Pay the course fee securely online through WorldPay by clicking the buy this button or let us know if you’d prefer to pay by bank transfer.


We will then register you on the  RYA Interactive site and email you with your log in details. When you access the RYA Interactive site for the first time you will be asked to complete a simple form before you can start your course.

Upon successful completion of the final assessment you will be able to print out your certificate.

In order to obtain your Commercial Endorsement you will need to send to the RYA:
A fully completed Commercial Endorsement Application form 
Your printed PPR certificate
A completed ML5 medical form
Your original practical certificate to be endorsed
A copy of your RYA Basic Sea Survival Certificate or STCW Personal Survival Techniques
A passport size photo of yourself
The application fee

In addition, if your wish to obtain a Commercial Endorsement on a Powerboat Level 2, Day Skipper or Advanced Powerboat Course Completion certificate* you will also need to send to the RYA along with the above:

A Valid First Aid certificate (recognised by the RYA)
An SRC/VHF Radio Operators Licence

If you wish to revalidate your Commercial Endorsement you will need to download the re-validation form.

*Only Advanced Powerboat Course Completion certificates issued prior to 2005 can be Commercially Endorsed, after this date Commercial Endorsements can only be applied to Advanced Powerboat Certificates of Competence.