There is a difference between the certificate which can be obtained at our school, and the so called ‘Certificate of Competence’ (CoC). In order to be a qualified sailor you will need a CoC….
CoC’s for the European Inner Waters can be obtained at the CBR (cbr.nl). Combined with the KZV diploma and sufficient time spent on these waters (two seasons) you can obtain a Sailing Certificate for the Inner Waters. This allows you to skipper Inner water based sailing vessels in Holland.
CoC’s for seagoing sailing vessels are being issued by KIWA, phone nr. +31 70 41 44 888.
The rules have changed since May 2014: please check Dutch government laws
The requirements for diploma holders are as follows:
CoC Certification up to 500 tonnes, valid from May 3rd, 2014 :
For more info about the practical time at sea and the task book click here
'Red over Green' (Rood boven Groen) has a handy flowchart available here
accreditation of prior learning
If your certificate has expired, the KIWA can ask you to produce an ‘accreditation of prior learning’ (Dutch: EVC) before handing out a new Certificate of Competence. As you have already obtained a KZV-diploma at our school, we presume the knowledge is present. We just need to proof that it is still up to date. For more information click here