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 Claude on Skipper Courses
Category R

Great clear content, easy for anyone to understand and pass in their own time.

by nico on Skipper Courses
skipper course R

It was a pleasure doing this course in my own time affable.I believe this is also set up professionallyCongrats to the care takers of this web side.

by Layne Quilliam on Skipper Courses
Accessible and relevant

Well structured and easy to grasp course with useful tests to confirm sufficient knowledge.

by luis diez on Skipper Courses
interesting course

very practical and helpful

by alton on Skipper Courses

enjoyed the process and the course. Very useful knowledge and I'm sure it will help me pass the exam. For a novice one now can fully comprehend the dangers boating simply because the fun factor overrides ability. Thanks

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