Professional Practices and Responsibillities (PPR course)





Professional Practices and Responsibillities (PPR ) :

Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA/MCA qualifications professionally as skipper or crew.

They include:

Delivery Skippers and Crew
RYA Yachting and Powerboat Instructors
Charter Skippers
Charter Yacht Crew
Super Yacht Crew
Work-Boat Skippers
Harbour Masters
RIB Drivers
Corporate Skippers
Deck Hands

Whatever your job is on board, in the commercial world you are a professional seafarer. As such, you are no different from the captain of a cruise liner; you have a duty of care to crew, to passengers, and to other water users, and you will be held to account if things go wrong.
The RYA PPR (Professional Practices & Responsibilities) Course will introduce you to these responsibilities and from April 2012 is required in order to commercially endorse your RYA/MCA Certificate of Competence.


The RYA PPR (Professional Practices & Responsibilities) course covers the legal framework you need to adhere to in your status as a commercial operator, whatever type of vessel you work on. Whist we can’t teach the specific rules for every type of operation, the course will help you to understand and execute your duty of care, and give you principles, guidance and techniques to help you make the right choices and decisions.


The course is split into 4 sections:

  • Commercial environment – showing how you fit into the professional maritime world.
  • People – explaining the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.
  • Vessel – teaching about the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures.
  • Purpose – making sure your vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying out, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.

At the end of these training modules you will have an online assessment.



Including VAT

Duration :

You should allow yourself around six to eight hours to complete this online course. This can be in more than one session, however each assessment is timed and must be taken in a single unit.

Online E-Learning PPR Course & Test
PPR Certificate (you can print yourself)
Email support from our team of Instructors
Administrative costs


Send us an e-mail request for the course.

Once we have received your payment, we will create a login for you and email you the details, as soon as you’ve received these you can start your course.

If you have received your password and login code, please go to the next webpage and start your PPR course :