With the fast pace of modern life it is not always possible to organize a day or two to sit in a classroom. In some cases, people have to travel far to reach an approved facility.

The online course covers the SAMSA syllabus for the ‘R’ (Inland waters) and ‘E’ (1 Nautical Mile Sea) entry level licenses.  A holder of a R-license can upgrade to an E-license the moment he/she has the necessary sea hours – without doing another course.

Who should do the online course?

  1. Anyone, who does not have the time or facility nearby, wishing to write the SAMSA examination and apply for a skipper license.
  2. A person who wishes to study beforehand and then attend a  skipper course.xsound-signals
  3. Anyone who wishes to have more knowledge on the handling of a water going vessel but does not necessary wants to write the SAMSA exam.
  4. “Skipper assistant” It is a good idea to have a backup on board should something happen to the skipper. This can include anyone who cruises on a regular basis with an existing skipper. Someone younger than 16 can do the course but can only write the SAMSA exam after turning 16.


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by Stefan Steffen on Skipper Courses
Good content but can potentially focus more on distress scenarios

Really helpful content that allowed me to ace my skippers exam. One or two gaps such as not covering hypothermia in the first aid section or "isolated danger" buoys.

by Jan-Edward on Skipper Courses
Very Helpfull

Very helpful and easy to understand

by Wim Nortier on Skipper Courses
Overall Course Rating

Well-structured, insightful and very helpful.

by James on Skipper Courses
Skipper Course

Well documented and easy to use study material.

by Steve on Skipper Courses
Skippers Course

Comprehensive, logic & easy to grasp. Go over all the points again before you write your final exam. Job well done guys.

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