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 mandatory when chartering in most 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?

ASA strongly recommends you apply for an International Proficiency Certificate if you are chartering in the Mediterranean as well as the inland waterways of Europe and northern Europe. Most charter companies accept this certificate as adequate proof of bareboat skipper proficiency including Kiriakoulis Charters which has 300+ locations in the Mediterranean. 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 the International Proficiency Certificate through ASA. The certifications ASA 101, 103 and 104 are obtained though your local ASA School.

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 ā€œInternational Certificateā€ 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.