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Inland Power Skipper Instructor Course

35 Hours

I. Basic Requirements

  1. Every instructor candidate should:
  • Pass the Inland Power Yacht Skipper Exam before approaching the course or hold an equivalent certificate
  • Have at least 1 year experience after passing the above mentioned exam
  • Hold First Aid or Rescue certificate
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have at least high school education
  • Should submit valid fitness declaration stating that he/she is fit for the activity
  1. PLEASE NOTICE that copies of all of the above mentioned documents should be presented upon submitting the application for the course


II. Training Venue Requirements

  1. The course should take place primarily on a power driven yacht able to plane
  2. The yacht should be at least 15 ft. long
  3. The theory classes can take place in a classroom that meets ISSA standards or on the yacht if there is sufficient below deck area able to comfortably fit all the instructor candidates and the trainer
  4. The yacht should have all the equipment necessary to run a complete practical ISSA training course for Inland Power Yacht Skipper
  5. The yacht should comply with the requirements set for training vessels in the location of the course

III. Efficiency Requirements

There should be 1 trainer for a maximum of 5 candidates

IV. Training Conditions Requirements

  1. The practical part should take place in weather conditions between and including 2B – 5B
  2. There should be at least 15 hours of practical exercises
  3. There should be at least 20 hours of classes to practice the theory presentation skills of the candidates

V. Safety Requirements

Throughout the practical part of the course, the instructor candidates should wear lifejackets as directed by the trainer

VI. Additional Requirements

The instructors should be using:

  • Whiteboard and display screen with adequate screening equipment
  • ISSA instructor “Train The Trainer” handbook
  • ISSA Inland Power Yacht Skipper program, handbook and presentations