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The online PPR (Professional Practices & Responsibilities) course in Ibiza is a vital component for individuals holding RYA qualifications with a Commercial Endorsement. This course is essential for professional skippers and crew members looking to work legally on yachts and receive payment for their services. As part of the process to obtain an RYA Certificate of Competence, candidates must successfully complete the online PPR course to demonstrate their understanding of professional responsibilities and industry standards.

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While the online PPR course is tailored for individuals using RYA qualifications or Certificates of Competence to work professionally as skippers or crew, exemptions are granted to those holding specific MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) certifications.

Applicants with an MCA Deck Officer Certificate of Competency as Officer of the Watch or above, Master 200, or Master 500 are exempt from the PPR course requirement.


  • Designed to be completed online, the PPR course consists of four modules, with an estimated completion time of 6 to 8 hours.

  • This course is approved by the Royal Yachting Association and is a mandatory requirement for new graduates as well as those seeking to revalidate their RYA Commercial Endorsement qualification.

  • Candidates will delve into topics such as maintaining professional skills, managing commercial vessels safely, handling safety equipment, implementing necessary procedures, and understanding environmental responsibilities within the maritime sector.

Course Highlights

By completing the online PPR course, participants gain valuable insights into fitting into the professional maritime world, maintaining up-to-date professional skills, handling safety equipment effectively, adhering to regulatory requirements, and ensuring environmental protection while navigating commercial vessels.

This course equips individuals with the knowledge and tools necessary to excel in their roles as competent and responsible maritime professionals in the dynamic yachting industry.

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