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 Willie Burger on Skipper Courses

Informative and interesting! Thanks!!

by Neal on Skipper Courses
Good Course

Gives a nice overall review, I enjoyed the course

by Keegan Jordaan on Skipper Courses

This is a Great online course, I can't wait to be out at Sea driving the vessel myself!

by Kerry Krauss on Skipper Courses

The course was easy to follow and I liked doing it a chapter at a time, at my own pace.

by Gavan Kuhn on Skipper Courses
skippers course

very informative! enjoyed doing it. Ready for exam.

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