Superyacht RYA Jet Ski (PWC) Training Centre Information

Preparing For Your RYA Inspection

Whether it is your first RYA Inspection or your annual inspection there are a number of items you may wish to check / prepare prior to ensure a smooth, simple and easy process. You can find a pre-inspection check list at the link below:

RYA Training Centre Equipment Lists

Powerboat kit checklist

SY Powerboat Checklist.pdf
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Jetski kit checklist

SY PWC checklist.pdf
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RYA PWC Safety Certificate Duration

Valid for:

  • Crew: 1 year
  • Owners / Regular Guests: 6 months
  • Charter Guests: Duration of charter

Ordering Certificates & Books From the RYA


RYA PWC Safety Certificates are sold in packs of x 10 and cost £65.00 per pack (2023)

Order code: PWSY

Order by:


Telephone: +44 2380 604132

RYA PWC Handbook


RYA Power Schemes Instructor eBook

Change Of Captain / Principal and/or Chief Instructor

If your RYA Training centre Principal or Chief Instructor changes or is due to change the RYA must be informed by following the information below:

Change of RYA Principal:

  • Complete an RYA Change of Principal Form (CP) and submit to (Forms available on your RYA website login)
  • Review information on the process and your obligations HERE

Change of RYA Chief Instructor:

  • Complete an RYA Change of Recognition Form (CR1) and submit to  (Forms available on your RYA website login)

Change of Yacht Name

If your Yacht has had a name change then you must inform the RYA by completing a 'Change of Recognition Form' (CR1) and submitting it to  This form is accessible via your RYA training centre RYA website login at this link

RYA PWC (Jetski) Instructor Revalidation:

The RYA PWC (jetski) Instructor Certificate is valid for 5 years. During this 5 year period you must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of RYA instruction at an RYA recognised training centre (Yacht or Land-based).

Assuming you have completed the minimum required hours, complete the RYA Instructor Revalidation form (below) and apply for RYA Membership (if your's has expired). You are required to be a 'current' RYA member at the time of first becoming an instructor and on each and every revalidation.  

If you have completed 30 hours + PWC instructing within last 5 years & your certificate is not expired for more than 1 year:

  • Valid 1st Aid certificate (if STCW, must be completed within last 5 year)
  • Current RYA personal membership
  • Evidence of 30 hours+ tuition within last 5 years
  • Login to your RYA website account: and go to Online RYA PWC Instructor revalidation form

If you have not completed 30 hour of tuition within last 5 years or your certificate expired more than 1 year ago: 

Instructor certificate expired 2 or more years ago? 

  • You will need to complete the instructor course again... 

Join or Renew Your RYA Membership

Join the RYA online today

Introduction To Personal Watercraft Safety For Guests On Superyachts

Guidance Notes For PW Instructors & PW Centre Principals

Once your RYA Application for recognition form has been submitted to the RYA, you will be sent a RYA website login link where you can access the RYA Training Centre Recognition Guidance Notes.

Major Incident Planning For RYA Training Centres

This document is accessible via your RYA login at this link

RYA Writing Operating Systems As Part Of Your SMS

This document is accessible via your RYA login at this link

A Voluntary Code Of Practice For Watersports In The Superyacht Industry

This document is accessible via your RYA login at this link

Equality Policy Example (10.17)

Equality Policy Example.pdf
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