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.


Click here to see how it works.


by Gerhard on Skipper Courses

Well put together cource.Nice to work at own pace if and when you have time.

by Elmar Myburg on Skipper Courses
Skippers Course

Great to be able to do this online, very clear and easy to understand, definitely recommend it to, many thanx

by Willem Nel on Skipper Courses

This course is excellent.

And the 3 stars? Slip of the finger?

by John on Skipper Courses

Very helpful a must before the exam

by Jan on Skipper Courses
Skippers course

Very very helpful, insightful and easy to use and comprehend. I will advise anybody to do this course.

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