International Proficiency Certificate

International Proficiency Certificate

International Proficiency CertificateASA is proud to offer the first International Proficiency Certificate (IPC) for sailors available in the United States. This certificate is useful when chartering in European / Mediterranean waters. It serves as proof of bareboat charter competency for Mediterranean chartering companies, many of whom require the proficiency information displayed in a different format than the ASA Log Book.

Is it required for chartering? If so, where?

Kiriakoulis Charters accepts this certificate throughout their 300+ location charter network in the Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, Croatia, France, Turkey and the Caribbean) as adequate proof of bareboat skipper proficiency. This document is not required per se by government agencies in these countries, but greatly helps in streamlining the paperwork. As countries differ in their requirements, travelers should always check with their destination prior to attempting to charter.

Who can get one?

Only ASA members who have completed through ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, are eligible to order the International Proficiency Certificate. One must be a current member of ASA to be issued the certificate.

How do I get one?

You can get this through your local ASA school or directly through ASA.

How to order?

Send the following information to ASA:

  1. Name, current mailing address and current ASA membership number.
    If not a current member, include membership application with applicable fees.
  2. Proof of all three ASA levels (101, 103, 104)
    For example, a photocopy of your signed ASA Log Book.
  3. Send one passport size photo
    Please write your name & phone number on the back.
  4. Provide us with your nationality.
  5. Processing fee:
    • Standard (5 to 7 days turn around) $35 + $5.60 Shipping* (USPS Priority Mail USA only)
    • *USPS Priority Mail to Canada = $19.95 Other countries = $23.95
    • Special 3-day turn around: $20 extra
    • Overnight (include Fed. Ex prepaid envelope) $50 extra
  6. Payment Method
    A check, money order, or credit card information including expiration date.
    If sending a check, make sure to indicate “International Certificate” on your check.
  7. Mail your request to:
    American Sailing Association
    Attention: Flor
    5301 Beethoven Street, Suite #265
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

If you have any questions regarding the certificate, please contact us.