Annual RYA PWC/Jetski centre inspections:

How we can help:

Prior preparation:

Inspector's Costs:

Recognised Training Centres (RTCs) that are subject to the non-UK recognition fee will, in addition to the annual recognition fee, provide or cover the cost of the inspector's international travel, accommodation and subsistence required for the centre’s inspection.  

Where extensive travel is required, additional payment to cover travel days may be charged by prior agreement. 

Where an area has multiple RTCs, the inspector will make every effort to co-ordinate inspections to enable the costs to be shared between the RTCs concerned. Any RTC that cannot be inspected as part of a co-ordinated visit of multiple centres must cover the cost of their own inspection as above.

A checklist of items your inspector will want to view:


Crew information: 


  • RYA PWC proficiency certificate
  • RYA PWC instructor certificate
  • Tender licence
  • First aid certificate (if STCW, must have been completed within last 5 years)
  • RYA Membership number
  • Date of birth


  • RYA PWC safety or proficiency certificate
  • First aid certificate (if STCW must have been completed within last 5 years)
  • Tender licence
  • Date of birth
RYA training centre inspection report form
RYA Inspection Report Form
Adobe Acrobat Document 193.0 KB

Relevant sections of RYA Guidance notes are:

  • Pages 3 - 25: General requirements for recognition
  • Pages 45, 82-84: Specific PWC requirements
  • Page 41 & 43: Sample health declaration
  • Page 39-40: Dealing with a major accident
  • RYA Training centre checklist - Powerboats (see below)
  • RYA Training centre checklist - PWC (see below)
RYA training centre recognition guidance notes

RYA Recognition Guidance Notes
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.3 MB
Tender Equipment Checklist
Training_checklist_power copy.pdf
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PWC Equipment Checklist
Training_checklist_PW copy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 171.2 KB

Top tip:

Check your Tender and PWC killcords have a thread core (rather than being entirely plastic), this is one of the items your inspector may check whilst onboard.