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 a 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 super yacht in the Med. Whatever your job is onboard, in the commercial world you are a professional seafarer. 

To get started, click on the “Buy This” button or contact the office. Once you have paid the course fee, we will enroll you on the course and email access details to you. Please note this is not an automatic process and there may be a delay in enrolling you outside of normal office hours.

Price: £39
Previous Experience:
Assumed Knowledge:
At your own pace 

Applying for a Commercial Endorsement 

In order to obtain your Commercial Endorsement you will need to send the RYA:

  • A fully completed Commercial Endorsement Application form
  • Your printed PPR certificate 
  • A completed ML5 or ENG1 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 RYA application fee

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

  • A valid STCW Elementary First Aid, RYA First Aid or SeaFish First Aid certificate 
  • A VHF/SRC Radio Operators License 

*Please be aware that the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course Completion certificate (gained by doing the 2x day course but NOT the certificate of competence exam) cannot be commercially endorsed unless it was issued before 1 January 2005. After this date, you must have completed the RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence exam to apply for a Commercial Endorsement.  

Why choose SeaRegs for the PPR course?

A number of schools are able to offer the course through RYA Interactive. Simon Jinks, SeaRegs’s 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 Tablet 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 nd guidance is available should you need it. 

How to Enrol 

Enrolling is easy, send an email or phone 01752 493377 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. 

Please allow time for our office staff to manually register you during work hours. 

We will the register you on RYA Interactive 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. 

Minimum Compatibility Requirements 

Mac or PC with JavaScript enabled in your web browser and Adobe Flash Player
iPad (iOS 6 or above)
Android Tablet on OS 4.1 or above (we advise using Google Chrome NOT default Android browser)
 – Please note, we cannot guarantee the course will work on all Android Tablets as the variety on the market is so vast, but RYA testing so far has been successful. Please let us know if you come across any problems.


RYA Interactive Course Access Details

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in RYA Interactive. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course. 

Your name and email address will be entered on RYA Interactive in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for the duration of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email address, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA’s central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. After one year from the date of your enrolment on the course you user account will be removed from RYA Interactive. 

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access RYA Interactive.