General Details
Course & Certification:

ID: 6.1.19

Description: PWC JetS-WaveR-SeaD™.

Certification type: Wallet A7.

ISO 9001:2015 compliance course & certification.

Course Length:

Level I:

0.5 day consisting of;

2 hours of classroom theory.
2 hours of practical exercises

Level I:

1.5 day consisting of;

8 hours of classroom theory.
4 hours of practical exercises

Capacity of certification:

Level I:

1. Drive a PWC of the category: Recreational Light and Recreational Standard.

2. Max engine size = 170hP / 127kW.

3. Area of operation: Inland & near-coastal sheltered waters. Departure point being; beach, landing stage, dock or vessel (always within sight of).

Solo: < 0.5 Nm (approx 1.000 mtrs) from departure point.
Supervised: < 3.0 Nm from departure point.

4. Daylight hours only in good visibility max. F4 < 16kts wave ht. < 2mtrs.

5. Tidal area, height of less than 3mtrs.

Level II:

1. Drive a PWC of all categories: Recr. Light, Rec. Standard, Touring, Performance & Tow Sport.

2. Max engine size = None.

3. Area of operation: Inland & Near-coastal waters. Departure point being; beach, landing stage, dock or vessel.

Solo: < 5.0 Nm from departure point.

4. Day or night operation in moderate visibility F5 < 21kts wave ht < 3 mtrs.

5. Tidal area with any height of tide.

Recognitions & approvals:

Pending, in process.

STCW Code:

Not applicable.

Certification Revalidation:

Not required.

Sea-time requirements:

Not required.

Certification issuing requirements:

Level I:

None.

Level II:

1. iymcs Self-Declaration of Medcial Fitness.

What does the Certification look like?

iymcs a7 certif

The custom-designed iymcs wallet type certification is stylish and practical. The wallet outer is made of real leather with a sythentic interior that is resistant to water and protects the certificates. It is wallet size, comfortable to carry around, it is not too small to lose like the credit-card style type certifications you often see now.

The iymcs Certificates are printed to ISO9001:2015 standards, are dual-language and feature extensive security features to security level 3 (Government passports & national Iidentification documents are security levels 1 & 2) and can be used as a personal ID in daily situations. (Nb. It cannot be used instead of a passport/national identity card).

Safety Conscious Enjoyment.

Driving a PWC, whether it be a Sea-Doo, Wave-Runner or a Jet-Ski, is great fun to do.
Often people know PWC's just for use on the beach or from a super-yacht but there are other activities that people do with them, such as; touring, fishing, racing, water-sports and the far more serious activity of Search & Rescue. After some research and consultations with industry professionals, the Society decided that there should be two levels of the iymcs "PWC JetS-WaveR-SeaD™" course & certification:

The course format of the iymcs "PWC JetS-WaveR-SeaD™" is interactive and dynamic, that combines some basic theory with practical. To explain and learn a practical task, often it is far more effective to do some short theory classes and then put what is learnt into practice. As you can appreciate, the whole course at both Levels I & II focuses upon your personal safety, the safety of other water-users around you and the all-important situation awareness which helps you to prevent incidents happening out there on the water.

The Level I course is great to learn the basics and have some fun, and be safe using a PWC in a bay from a beach or from a super-yacht. The course includes what to do if you fall-off the PWC, what to do if you have to pick-up someone from the water, how to depart or approach a beach landing area or a jetty. Also shown is what to do if you breakdown and you need to be towed, as well as how to seek assistance when needed.

The Level II course has a comprehensive syllabus and the practical hands-on skills are far more extensive. It includes things like touring essentials such a visual positing referencing, VHF communications, navigation lights, using a tablet GPS plotter route planning, fuel consumption calculations, engine diagnostics, running at night etc.

The iymcs "PWC JetS-WaveR-SeaD™" course & certification is smart and gets to the point in teaching you what you need to know.



What is this?

Our Society, the 'International Yacht Marine Certification Society" (iymcs) operates its entire operations under a Quality Management System (QMS) that is in compliance with the International Standards Organisation (ISO) 9001:2015 amended. Part of this compliance involves full auditing procedures.
This is an important reference and enables us to gain recognitions from maritime admininstrations and marine industry bodies alike. The QMS together with the ISO, ensures that iymcs and its Members operate to the highest standards possible. All our courses, and more importantly the Certifications that we issue, are under ISO9001:2015.
This practise is most unusual for such courses and certifications. Some organisations will claim ISO:9001 adherence but often the reality is the ISO compliance is for a very small number of their courses.

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How much does the course cost?

The following are the recommended iymcs course prices (ex.VAT), prices may fluctuate between Member schools & colleges.

Scandinavia 420,-EUR Northern Europe 350,-EUR United Kingdom 290,-GBP
Southern Europe 330,-EUR Middle East 380,-USD North America 300,-USD
Prices exclude: course books,certification costs,personal travelling costs,course food and course accommodation.


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Course Syllabus.

( Vers. 1.2. )

Level I

Rules 5,6,13,14,15.

Buoyage channel layouts. IALA System A OR System B basics. Beach & landing stages layouts.

Wind speed & direction. Beaufort Scale. Wave heights. Sources of Meteo Information.

Nautical terminology. Parts of the PWC. Boarding/disembarkation awareness. Hand-holds

Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices. Protective eye-wear, head-wear & gloves. Wet suits & shoes. Fuel & electrical cut-offs. Navigation lights. Bilge pumps -manual & electrical. Fire extinguisher.

Practise of the two basic knots. Line throwing exercise. Use of cleats.

Safety lanyard engine cut-off -clip on. Fuel levels. Checking battery level. Safety equipment check. Stowage check. Steering nozzle check. Bucket mechanism. Speed log instrument.

Wind & waves strength & direction. Departure & arrival from a; jetty. vessel or beach.

Slow speed exercises; turning the boat in a confined area, turning around obstructions, approaching a jetty or beach, slalom exercise. High-speed exercises; use of trim, turn rate, turning around obstructions, adjusting speed to wave motion, Hull planing action and control of. Wave attack angle. Stopping procedure. Capsizing & righting of. Falling-off & re-boarding. Riding tandem 2-3 persons.

Overtaking, head-on & crossing related to the rules 13, 14 & 15. Keeping a look-out Rule 5 and maintaining a safe speed Rule 6. Situation awareness.

In-sight exercise using Andersen turn, fender & bucket.

Seeking assistance. Engine failure. Grounding. Fire. Towing a vessel & to be towed.

Basic heat stroke and hypothermia precautions.



Level II

The various types of PWC’s. The five categories of PWC’s. Basic nautical terminology. Buoyage & Marks; basic port & starboard lateral marks, isolated danger, special marks.

Rules 5,6,13,14,15.

Buoyage channel layouts. IALA System A & System B basics. Safe-water marks. Marina port & harbour entry marks. Beach & landing stages layouts. Basic buoyage lights.

Key channel marks & signals. Special vessel day & night signals. Movement control signals. Special channel signs.

Steaming lights configuration. Anchor lights. Sailing vessels. Fishing vessels.

Vector Charts (V-ENC’s). Understanding scale of ENC charts. Magnification of ENC charts. Int. Chart N° 1 publication. Ports, harbours & bays. Charted depths & contour lines. Obstructions. Route planning. Fuel consumption planning.

Screen set-up; illumination, contrasts, instrument inputs, system configuration. Distance measuring -using; latitude scale, ruler, measuring tool, cursor & VRM. Measuring angles & bearings using; EBL & cursor. Understanding information boxes.

Wind speed & direction. Beaufort Scale. Wave heights. Meteo Bulletins & Forecasts. Sources of Meteo Information.

Pilot books. Tidal Almanacs.

Local area large scale coastal chart. Reading information. Local regulations & restrictions. Environmental & pollution awareness.

Basic parts of a petrol engine. Basic workings of a petrol engine. Electrical components. Fuel line components. Oil lubrication line components. Water jet schematic.

Hand-held VHF radio. Power output & range. Water & immersion protection. Ch.16. Marina Channels. Aerial type & PTT switch. Distress & Urgency Messages.

Trailer types. Traffic regulations & signage. Dry weight. Trailer checks. Securing onto a trailer. Hitching & unhitching. Trolley nose wheel. Maintenance.

Local regulations of usage of slip/hard. Slip/hard features & hazards. Launching from a trailer. Recovery onto a trailer. Wash-down of trailer. Pulling loaded trailer from a slip/hard.

Davit crane arrangement. Deck-head overhead unit. Lifting-sling arrangements. Deck trolley unit. Launching precautions. Wave & wind affects. Recovery precautions.

Set-up of a tow bridle. Tow ring. Towing another PWC. Towing a wake-boarder. Towing a skier. Recovery manoeuvres of a person in the water.

Turn radius & rate of turn. Torque output & RPM. Rounding obstructions & marks. Wave attack angle. Direction change. Wave jumping & balance. Stopping technique.

Nautical terminology. Parts of the PWC. Boarding/disembarkation awareness. Hand-holds.

Lifejackets & Pers. Flotation Devices. Protective eye-wear & head-wear. Boat-hook usage. Flare kit. First aid kit. Fuel & electrical cut-offs. Navigation lights. VHF Radio. Bilge pumps -manual & electrical. Fire extinguisher.

Practise of the four basic knots. Coiling ropes. Line throwing exercise. Use of cleats.

Safety lanyard engine cut-off -clip on. Fuel levels, refueling procedures. Checking battery level. Oil & coolant levels. Safety equipment check. Stowage check. Steering nozzle check. Bucket mechanism. Speed log instrument.

Wind & waves strength & direction. Departure & arrival from a; jetty, vessel or beach.

Slow speed exercises; turning the boat in a confined area, turning around obstructions, approaching a jetty or beach. High-speed exercises; use of trim, turn rate, turning around obstructions, adjusting speed to wave motion, slalom exercise. Hull planing action and control of. Wave attack angle. Wave jumping. Stopping procedure. Capsizing & righting of. Falling-off & re-boarding. Riding tandem 2-3 persons.

Identify land navigation marks and objects. Referencing position to pilot book. Port or harbour entry. Depth control. Steering a course by GPS Compass.

Introduction to Tidal Heights. Practical explanation of Tidal Streams. Top-surface currents.

Identify type of anchor on-board. Anchor chain/rope length, secure of. Anchoring exercise in a sheltered bay. Weighing anchor and departure of an anchorage. Picking up a buoy technique, securing and releasing of mooring line.

Overtaking, head-on & crossing related to the rules 13, 14 & 15. Keeping a look-out Rule 5 and maintaining a safe speed Rule 6. Situation awareness.

In-sight exercise using Andersen turn, fender & bucket. Horshoe practise throwing exercise.

Seeking Assistance. Engine failure. Grounding. Fire. Towing a vessel & to be towed.

Basic heat stroke and hypothermia precautions. Light injuries to arms, wrists, hands legs, feet. Head concussion.