Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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Re: What certification is best for chartering
If someone were interested in chartering in the Caribbean and possibly in the Mediterranean, (its a bucket list thing – what can I say) what certifications should one seek? I’m about to plunk down some much devalued Canadian $ on a cruise and learn in Canada toward an International Certificate of Competency. Is that the right thing to do?
Virtually all certifications are recognized around the world. If you are doing a course with a school that offers the ICC, go for it. It is anther arrow in the quiver when you need it.
What matter more than certification is experience. I rarely have been asked to show my certifications, but I have had to provide a sailing resume.
Where in Canada?
ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)