Annual RYA PWC (Jetski) centre inspections

Prior Preparation

  • Download and print off an RYA inspection report form
  • Complete the shaded sections on the inspection report from
  • Review and ensure you comply with the RYA Training centre guidance notes
  • If you have had a change of Captain / Principal please read HERE

You can access the relevant forms via your Yacht training centres RYA website login. 

Inspector's Costs

RYA Recognised Training Centres 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, airport transfers, accommodation (if required) and subsistence required for the centre’s inspection.  

Where extensive travel is required, additional payment to cover travel days will be charged. 

Where an area has multiple RYA Training Centres, the inspector will make every effort to co-ordinate inspections to enable the costs to be shared between the RTCs concerned. Any RYA Training Centre 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 RYA inspector will want to view:

  • Operating procedures manual & safety policy
  • Emergency action plan
  • Accident, incident & near miss log books
  • Safeguarding policy (if you deal with U18s)
  • Course program
  • A record of PW certificates issued
  • A system for obtaining guests medical details
  • Instructors information (see below)
  • Supervisors information (see below)
  • Evidence of Induction & on-going training
  • Personal safety equipment i.e. buoyancy aids, wet suits etc
  • A set of high visibility marker buoys (x 4)
  • Your PWCs & associated safety equipment - see RYA PWC checklist further down this page
  • Your tender/safety boat & associated safety equipment - see RYA Powerboat checklist further down this page
  • Appropriate publications, training & visual aids





  • 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

A copy of the RYA Inspection Report form can be accessed via your training centre login on the RYA website. 

Relevant Sections Of RYA Guidance Notes

You can access the current RYA Recognition Guidance Notes via your Yacht training centres RYA website login. 

  • General requirements for recognition
  • Specific PWC requirements
  • Sample health declaration
  • 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

Tender Equipment Checklist
SY Training checklist_ powerboat.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 222.8 KB
PWC Equipment Checklist
SY Training checklist_ personal watercra
Adobe Acrobat Document 140.3 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. 
  • Ensure your kill cord on both you Tender/s and PWC/s are fully functional prior to your inspection.