You must be an ASA Certified sailor
You need to be certified in at least ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing, ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising, and ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising.
You must have a current ASA Membership or Instructor Membership*
If you do not have an ASA membership, or your membership has expired, a 20% discounted 1-year ASA Membership will be automatically added to your cart by simply clicking ‘NO’ when asked if you are an active ASA member.
*INSTRUCTORS are not eligible for the discounted membership. If you are an instructor and you need to renew your membership please do so via the instructor portal at instructors.asa.com.
Is it required?ASA strongly recommends you apply for an International Proficiency Certificate if you are chartering in the Mediterranean as well as the inland waterways of Europe and northern Europe.
Who can get one?Only sailors who have been certified through ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising and are active ASA Members can get the International Proficiency Certificate. The IPC is valid for 5 years from date of issue.
ASA MembershipAll sailors applying for an IPC today are also eligible to save 20% on a 1-year ASA Membership. So join or renew today and take advantage of all the benefits of being a member of ASA.
That is a question that charter companies will ask when deciding whether or not to put you in charge of your own vessel. In the Caribbean, charter companies will often use your ASA logbook, certifications, and sailing resume as evidence of your sailing experience. In Europe, the situation is a bit different and you will most likely need an International Proficiency Certificate (IPC) to charter your own boat.