ISSA Accreditation System
- Accreditation is offered only to schools that are members of ISSA and have paid the present year subscription fee;
- Accreditation is granted upon successful inspection made by authorized ISSA inspector;
- In order to be able to provide training for ISSA Sailing ID cards, the school needs to have at least one authorized instructor;
- The student forms for SID cards are processed via electronic document processing system.
- The accreditation has to be renewed every 5 years maximum or sooner if major modifications were done in school or due to other justified reasons indicated by ISSA.
Inspection for Accreditation
- In order to apply for inspection, one should send a query to ISSA Chief Inspector;
- The Chief Inspector should agree the date of inspection with the school;
- The inspection may take place only after the inspection charge fee is recorded on ISSA bank account;
- The school is responsible for covering the costs of inspectors travel, food and accommodation;
- The standard of accommodation and food provided for the inspector can be the same as the one provided to the school’s students;
- The accreditation is granted by ISSA Administrative Council on basis of the Chief Inspector’s recommendation.
- An instructor can obtain ISSA’s authorization in two ways:
– attend a complete one week instructors’ training
– attend a one day conversion training (2013 only)
- Every 5 years the instructors are asked to participate in update sessions.
- Dates and locations of update sessions will be displayed on the ISSA website;
- Complete instructor’s training. Dates and locations of complete instructors training are published on ISSA’s website;
- One day conversion training can be arranged in any location where:
– suitable yacht is made available for regular training;
– waters are navigable and suitable for regular sea training;
- The one day conversion training is offered to present instructors with at least 3 years practice in yachting instructing.
- Instructor attending the conversion course should be recommended for the course by a school applying for accredition
- Conversion courses are offered only in 2013.
- The conversion group can not be bigger than 5 instructors at a time
- The costs of travelling, food and accommodation are covered by the school arranging the conversion training.
- List of current inspectors should be displayed on ISSA’s website
Sailing ID Cards
- ISSA Sailing ID Cards can be issued by authorized instructors working in accredited schools
- Authorized instructors can provide training and test their students at the following levels
– Yacht Crew
– Inshore Skipper
– Offshore Skipper
- Authorized instructors can provide training but can not examine for:
– Master of Yacht
- Exams for Master of Yacht can be made by authorized examiners
- List of authorized local examiners will be published on ISSA website
Form Processing System
- All Sailing ID application forms should be processed via electronic form processing system in accordance with instruction manual provided to the school and its instructors.
- Sailing ID cards will be sent to the school’s address once all formalities are completed;
- The printed Sailing ID cards will be sent within 15 working days from the date when all formalities were completed.