Any RYA Certificate of Competence (CoC) from RYA Day Skipper to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore can be commercially endorsed. The most common commercial endorsements are done to the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA Ocean CoC to work commercially on yachts or to become an RYA instructor.
The commercial endorsement process requires a number of pre-requirements before you can apply:
- RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities Course
- RYA Basic Sea Survival or STCW Personal Survival Techniques
- RYA Marine Radio SRC Certificate or other acceptable GMDSS Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate.
- Medical fitness form (in Hong Kong you will require a Medical Fitness Certificate for Seafarer On Board which the UK MCA recognise as being equivalent to an ENG 1) For this we recommend Dr Robert Cocks, Dr Vio and Partners, +852 23693329, firstname.lastname@example.org, Room 1002, 10/F, Kaiseng Commercial Centre, 6 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Once you have all the pre-registration requirements together then download the application form (RYA Commercial Endorsement Form) and send off all the documents to the RYA with payment.