The CEVNI Online test costs £33.

Anyone requiring an ICC valid for inland waters must pass the CEVNI online test.

A valid ICC is often required for cruising Europe’s inland waters. To validate your ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for inland waters you must take the CEVNI test, which checks your knowledge of the rules and signs that skippers of pleasure craft are expected to know and follow.

The CEVNI code was devised by the United Nations in 1985 and governs navigation on all interconnected European inland waterways. It was established to enable boatmen of all nationalities to communicate, and to understand what is going on without the need to speak each other’s language. By law, all those cruising on European inland waterways must have passed the CEVNI test and have a reference copy onboard.

The CEVNI test is a short multiple choice online paper that you can take remotely from your own home or indeed from anywhere in the world.

The “RYA European waterways regulations (the CEVNI rules explained)” publication G17 provides the information you need to learn the code in a clear and concise way. A sample paper can be found at the back of the book.


It is possible to take your CEVNI test online, anywhere, anytime as an alternative to the paper-based test.

When you purchase your test, you have unlimited practise tests before taking it for real and your score won’t be recorded.

When you feel ready to take the real test, the online CEVNI test will be displayed.

Once you have completed the test, you will be told immediately whether you have been successful or not. Follow the on-screen instructions for details of how to get your ICC validated for inland waters.

Accessing the online CEVNI test is simple!  You Click below, to purchase your course and we will provide you with your login details. You then log on to the course and enter the Username and Password we have supplied you when you purchased the test and then you are up and running!

The cost of the Online CEVNI test is £33


If you don’t have access to the internet and wish to arrange to take a paper based test, contact SAILTRAIN and we will arrange for you to attend our premises where you will be able to take the test.

We will confirm your successful completion of the test by signing the relevant section of the ICC application form

In addition to you passing the CEVNI test, for an ICC to be issued you must present a qualifying RYA practical course completion certificate or pass an ICC practical test and be eligible to be issued with an ICC.

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