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CEVNI Inland Waterways Exam

The Code Europeen des Voies de la Navigation Interieure (aka the European Code for Navigation on Inland Waterways, or CEVNI) is the core set of rules and regulations for navigating rivers, canals and lakes in mainland Europe.

Signs, rules and procedures for navigating many of the European inland waterways are all included within the CEVNI and in the same way as pleasure craft on coastal waters are expected to abide by the COLREGS, pleasure craft on many of the inland waterways of Europe, which in places are heavily utilised by commercial traffic, are expected to know the CEVNI as this is the basis of many of the various countries' own regulations.
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CEVNI Exam Information

If you want to explore these stunning waterways for yourself, you'll need a CEVNI endorsement on your International Certificate of Competence (ICC) - this will indicate your awareness of the code and your ability to captain a boat safely amongst the boating traffic of these routes.

The test includes but is not limited to:
  •     Symbols/shapes
  •     Lights
  •     Buoyage
  •     Rules
  •     Signage
Once registered you will get access to the practice tests which you can complete as many times as you like before attempting the two final assessments. Upon successful completion you will be able to download and print your certificate.

You may wish to purchase the RYA European Waterways Regulations - 2nd Edition at the RYA Shop - it is not a requirement but you may find it useful pre-reading. It is the RYA's official book to support the CEVNI test and expands on the quick reference RYA CEVNI Handbook to give a deeper level of understanding. It is invaluable reading before your test and you can also keep it onboard as a useful reference guide when cruising abroad.

How do I Book?

Check out the available course dates and then contact us or book online. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lou or Jim for more information.

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