In order to be issued with a certificate for yachtsmen, you must have passed a test that meets the requirements of the Danish Maritime Authority. Many sailing schools and course providers arrange tests for persons who request a certificate for yachtsmen.
Until now, the Danish Maritime Authority has been administering a corps of external examiners, who have helped mark the tests held for persons who want to acquire a certificate for yachtsmen. From 1 January 2017, it has become possible for organisations to be approved for administration of, inter alia, the external examiners who ensure the correct holding of tests for yachtsmen.
Approved organisations are intended to take over the entire administration procedure in connection with the holding of tests and the issuance of certificates, whereas the Danish Maritime Authority is merely intended to administer the recording of those who have completed the tests. During 2017, the Danish Maritime Authority will therefore phase out activities that involve the ordering of external examiners via the Danish Maritime Authority as approved providers take over the role and establish their own corps of external examiners. Here, you can read the procedure and what to be aware of when requesting external examiners for the holding of tests for yachtsmen.
For the time being, you can continue to use the existing corps of external examiners and request them via the Danish Maritime Authority's yachtsman system.
Gradually, it will become possible to contact a new approved provider of tests and certificates for yachtsmen in order to arrange for a test with assistance by their corps of external examiners. Please note that the new approved providers will establish their own systems and criteria for the use of their external examiners and for the ordering of external examiners and that the test forms may vary from what you know today. In 2017, new approved providers will be able to hold tests only for powerboat certificates and certificates of competency in sailing for yachtsmen.
You can see from the table on this page who has been approved by the Danish Maritime Authority.
From 2018, it will be possible for approved providers to be approved for the holding of tests for all types of certificates for yachtsmen, including SRC radio certificates. At the same time, the Danish Maritime Authority will no longer maintain a corps of external examiners and, consequently, it will no longer be possible to order an external examiner via the Danish Maritime Authority. All requests for external examiners for the holding of tests for yachtsmen must therefore be forwarded to the approved providers of tests and certificates for yachtsmen.
It will still be possible for you to see from the table on this page who has been approved by the Danish Maritime Authority.
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