International Certificate of Competence /CEVNI

CEVNI stands for Code Europeen des Voies de la Navigation Interieure and is the code governing navigation on the interconnected European inland waterways.

Signs, rules and procedures for navigating the European inland waterways are all included within the CEVNI code and in the same way as pleasure craft on coastal waters are expected to abide by the COLREGS, pleasure craft on the inland waterways of Europe are expected to know and follow the CEVNI code.

If you require an ICC valid for use on inland waters, you must learn the CEVNI code and can sit the test at the Little Ship Club.

We will confirm successful completion of the test by signing the relevant section of the ICC application form (there is no separate certificate).

NB. The CEVNI qualification is an endorsement to an ICC, which means if you do not already have an ICC, you must present a qualifying RYA practical course completion certificate or pass an ICC practical test.

The "RYA European waterways regulations (the CEVNI rules explained)" publication G17 provides the information you need to learn the code.

You can sit the test most Tuesday evenings by prior arrangement with the Club Office at no cost.

To arrange the test, call 020 7236 7729 or email


Knowledge assumed: 

Not applicable

Experience required: 

Not applicable

Ability after the course: 

Not applicable


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