BSAC is an 'issuing authority' for International Certificates for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICCs) on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).

BSAC has been selected, by the MCA, as the representative for the Combined Diving Associations (CDA).

Get international recognition for your boat handling with an ICC card

Apply now for your card by downloading the International Certificate of Competence application form. BSAC will then process your card and send it to you in the post. 

The certificate issued by BSAC is valid for a period of FIVE years.

Who can apply for an ICC card

ICCs are available, through BSAC, for all member organisations of the CDA such as the Sub Aqua Association (SAA), Scottish Sub Aqua Club (SSAC) and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).

Lapsed members of these associations and non-members of the CDA can also apply if they possess a Diver Coxswain Award (DCA) issued by any CDA organisation. An additional 'nonmembers' charge is made in these circumstances.

Requirements for the issue of an International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC)

Requirements

  1. Eligibility: The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC) is available only to British citizens and bona fide British residents over the age of 16 years.

    a) Evidence of this age requirement may be in the form of a photocopy of a passport, birth certificate or BSAC membership number.

    b) Evidence of residency for non-citizens will be required in the form of a photocopy of either a driving licence, a utility bill, a Council Tax bill or bank statement.

    Further authenticated evidence of residency for non-citizens may be required.
  2. Evidence of competence: By producing a photocopy of a Diver Coxswain Award issued by any diving association, which is a member of the Combined Diving Associations (CDA)
  3. Categories: The British Sub Aqua Club ICC is issued for POWER VESSELS not exceeding 10 metres in length and for COASTAL WATERS ONLY. It is not issued for sailing vessels, which include power not exceeding 10 metres, nor is it issued for power vessels operating on inland waterways.

These documents should be forwarded to the Diver Resources Team at BSAC HQ, Telford's Quay, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FL.

Apply now for your card by downloading the International Certificate of Competence application form

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