Terms and Conditions:


The Course
  1. The course material covers the SAMSA syllabus for categories R (Inland Waters) and E (1 Nautical Mile to Sea).
  2. Skipper Courses will update the material when and if there are any changes to the syllabus.
  3. There is no time limit set to  complete this course. You may complete this course at your own schedule, at any time.
  4. Each module ends with a quiz. You have complete these questions before you can advance to the next module. If you do not pass a quiz, you will be redirected to the lesson and then have the opportunity to revise your answers until you are successful.
  5. Upon successfully completing the course, you will be issued a Skipper Courses Certificate. The Certificate will confirm that you have completed the Skipper Online Course successfully and are ready to write the SAMSA exam.
  6. Course material will be available for 6 months after completing the course. We strongly recommend that you do revision of the material in the 7 days preceding the SAMSA exam date.
 Enrollment Fee.

To get access to the course material, full payment must be made.

Payment Methods
 Online – Payfast Portal

Your credit/ debit card details are not managed  by Skipper Courses.  All transactions  are through a third party, PayFast, a secured online South African payment portal. Payments are in South African Rand.

By using the PayFast portal you can pay by credit card, debit card or bank transfer (EFT).  You will be given  automatic access to the course when full payment has been confirmed by PayFast – which is normally immediate.

Should you receive an error during this process, please contact us immediately and we will investigate. PayFast holds all payments for 48 hours in which time incorrect payments can be rectified. Please do not pay a second time if you are not sure if a payment has gone through.

Electronic Transfer

If you choose to pay with  electronic transfer (EFT) using your own bank’s portal, your access will only be granted when proof of payment has been received.  Please use your full name as reference. The following bank account can be used:

Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Account Holder: Skipper Courses
Account Number: 62455561194
Branch Code: 25 06 55
Type of account: Current/Cheque
Reference: Your Name
Please send proof of payment to skipper@skippercourses.co.za

Cash Bank Deposit

We prefer not to work with cash deposits. Should you have no other option, please contact us and we will try to assist.

Refund Policy. 

Your satisfaction is extremely important to us. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with the course, you can contact us for a refund on the following conditions.

  1. The cancelation is within 7 days of the enrollment date.
  2. You have not completed more than 2 modules of the course.

You will receive a full refund within 5 business days from the approval of your cancellation request. There might be, depending on your bank, a few more extra days before the refund will reflect in your bank account.

To make a request for a refund, submit a written request to skipper@skippercourses.co.za.


The course material is in English and it is your responsibility to ensure you have the level of English fluency necessary to complete the course.

SAMSA Examination.
  1. On the completion of this course you will have the right to sit for the SAMSA exam with a registered SAMSA  examiner, affiliated to Skipper Courses Online. Affiliated SAMSA examiners are published on our website. Should there be no examiner near you at time of registration, contact us at skipper@skipper.courses.co.za and we will try to arrange for a qualified examiner.
  2. A fee, which includes the SAMSA fee, will be payable to the examiner. Examiners set their own fees and Skipper Courses has no control over it.
  3. Fees must be paid directly to the examiner which only becomes due when writing the SAMSA exam.
  4. Examiners will specify the documents required for issuing the license.
  5. The examiner will issue you with an interim skipper license, valid for 6 months, and submit all your documentation to SAMSA. SAMSA will issue you with the permanent license in the 6 month period.
  1. You are using the online course under a limited license which allows you access to this material for your own learning purposes.
  2. You may not duplicate, resell, transfer, or alter and reuse this material for any other purpose. This also applies to materials printed from the online course.
  3. You may not transfer your login to another person, whether for free or for sale, rent, or trade. The Skipper Course Certificate will be issued in the name of the student who initially enrolled for the course.
  4. If the online tutor suspects the course or any of the course’s activities are being completed by a person other than the student who registered for the course, the course may be terminated.
  5. This material remains the property of Skipper Courses, and may not be reproduced or adapted for any person aside from the student who registered for the course.
  6. You may not remove or change the branding or copyright of this course.
  7. Skipper Courses aims to make sure you can access the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If unexpected interruptions in service occur that interfere with your ability to complete the course, please contact Skipper Courses.
  8. By using the online course, you affirm that all information you have provided is accurate.
  9. You are responsible for all access to your account and all activities that take place on it.
  10. Skipper Courses reserves the right to change the content of the course without warning. The requirements for the modules you have already completed will not be changed.


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