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Mercenario

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Good morning all.

I have a small query,
I have a certification from Zodiac - Standard Operational Training, an 8 day course held at their EU base in Rosas, Spain.

I'm trying to find out, if there is any regulating body in the EU(or out) that would be willing to recognize my certificate and issue a powerboat piloting license(or however it's called, not too familiar with maritime terminology).

Want to boost up my employment prospects, although I'm currently working onshore, it would surely be an asset.

Thanks in advance.
 

Customloads

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If your not familiar with the terms used in the maritime industry, padding out your CV will likely be spotted! Probably worth doing the actual course.

In any case the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) is what you are after, without knowing what was involved in your Zodiac course I cannot say if it is possible to translate.

A Powerboat Level 2 course in the UK is two-days spent mostly on the water learning close manoeuvres and emergency procedures as well as navigation including tide and weather. They cost £200-300 per person and are also available in many other countries.
 

Mercenario

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If your not familiar with the terms used in the maritime industry, padding out your CV will likely be spotted! Probably worth doing the actual course.

In any case the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) is what you are after, without knowing what was involved in your Zodiac course I cannot say if it is possible to translate.

A Powerboat Level 2 course in the UK is two-days spent mostly on the water learning close manoeuvres and emergency procedures as well as navigation including tide and weather. They cost £200-300 per person and are also available in many other countries.

Thank you for the clarification. My course was 8 days, held in-house at the Zodiac Factory in Spain - day and night piloting, navigation, breakdowns, emergency procedures, it was pretty detailed overall, but still don't know if they are recognized or validated anywhere.
 

Customloads

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The easiest way to find out is to apply for an ICC and see if the course you did is accepted.

If not I would suggest doing a Powerboat Level 2 direct assessment, which definitely qualifies you for the ICC.
 
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