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 Brendon Engelbrecht on Skipper Courses
skippers course

Excellent course with great material that makes doing your skippers easily. Completed the online course in 1 afternoon. Thanks for the great info and course.

by Wayne Hadley on Skipper Courses
Skipper's license prep

Good sound, advise and preparation

by Nick on Skipper Courses

Such a convenient & thorough course. I'll be heading to my exam in confidenceThank you!!!

by Juan Rene Barnard on Skipper Courses
Skippers Course R and E

find the info very helpful, also the self help test is very handy, would like if there was a print option for the material as well as a print option of the Test.outside that very pleased with the online course

by Grant on Skipper Courses
simple and efficient

Very efficient and effective to do in my own time-thanks!!!

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