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 Gerhard Scheepers on Skipper Courses

Absolutely fabulous, excellent !!!!

by Niekie on Skipper Courses
Online Course

Great course!! Informative, well presented and helpful. I am a new boater but there was only one module I had to re-do. No doubt I will write the exam with ease. Still have time so I will definitely go through the modules again a few times.

by Sherwyn Eddie on Skipper Courses
Online Skippers

awesome content, easy to grasp especially with the quiz at the end of each module. it would be nice if you had a combined quiz of all the modules at the end..

Good idea! Will work on that one.

by Francois Wright on Skipper Courses
online course

The online course was easy accesable,love the videos,will recoment to every one.

by Antonio De Azevedo on Skipper Courses

it is very informative and anyone should be able to grasp the content easily.

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