Frequently asked questions about Skippers and VHF courses
What do I need for a skippers licence?
You need to be 16 years old and bring the following with you.
6 x ID Colour Photos
Copy of your ID
If you are unsure please contact us
How long does the course take?
One to five days depending on Category required
How do I become a skipper in South Africa
What size boat requires a Skipper licence
All power driven vessels under 9m with engine size over 15hp
How much does a skipper ticket cost
More information about the courses
Is there theory and practical – Yes
Forms found on website www.skipperschoolkzn.co.za
The course covers all vessels under 9m and includes Jet Skis .
Courses run every Saturday from 07h45 – Cat R and E – one day
Study material is available online .
All personell are certified .
The School issues Interim SAMSA certificates while SAMSA produces the final Certificate .
Certificates can be upgraded .
How do I get a COF for my boat
All vessels require a COF and inspection of vessel must be done by SAMSA appointed surveyor
We are SAMSA appointed surveyors and issue COFs and Buoyancy certificates
VHF Radio information
VHF radio with DSC is required by all vessels going to sea and a VHF licence is required to legally operate a VHF radio .
VHF course covers setting up of radios and messages using DSC and RT .
You get certified by attending a Short Range Certificate course with a certified school like VHF SRC School KZN .
The courses are 10 hours in total – one day .