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Inshore Power Skipper Instructor Course

45 Hours

I. Basic Requirements

  1. Every instructor candidate should:
  • Pass the Offshore Power Skipper Exam before approaching the course or hold an equivalent certificate
  • Have at least 3 years experience after passing the above mentioned exam (ca. 3000 nm)
  • Hold First Aid or Rescue certificate
  • Hold Sea Survival 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 on a yacht at least 24 ft. long and powered by an inboard engine
  2. The theory classes can take place in a classroom that meets ISSA standards or on the yacht if there is sufficient below deck area to comfortably fit all the instructor candidates and the trainer
  3. The yacht should have all the equipment necessary to run a complete practical ISSA training course for Inshore Power Yacht Skipper
  4. 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 20 hours of practical exercises
  3. There should be at least 20 hours of classes to practice the theory presentation skills of the candidates
  4. At least 4 hours of the practical training should take place in darkness (of which 2 hours should fall between 22.00 and 06.00)

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 Inshore Power Yacht Skipper program, handbooks and presentations