The training programme consists of two parts, and you can become a yacht master of both 3rd and 1st class. This will make you more qualified, which means that you will be entitled to sail larger recreational craft.
A certificate of competency as a yacht master, 3rd class, entitles you to be a mate on recreational craft on voyages in all seas and to sail recreational craft with a length of up to 24 metres in the Baltic and the North Sea, around the British Isles, Norway, the Faroe Islands and along the coasts of Greenland.
When you have passed the exam as a yacht master, 1st class, you will - after having completed six months' seagoing service - be entitled to sail recreational craft with a length of up to 24 metres on voyages in all seas.
The teaching takes place in sailing clubs and at night schools, and approved providers will hold the exam. Therefore, you will have to contact an approved provider to register for an exam.
Questions about the yacht master exam and the training programme should be directed to the approved providers.
Certificate of competency as a yacht master
Certificates of competency are issued by the Danish Maritime Authority.
Once you have passed the yacht master exam and want a certificate of competency as a yacht master, 3rd or 1st class, you can apply for it here (in Danish).
In order to apply for a certificate of competency, you must have a valid visual and auditory certificate for yachtsmen. Visual and auditory certifactes must be completed by an approved maritime medical examiners or a Danish specialist in ophthalmology.