The RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) course is an online self-study course and is a requirement for anyone seeking RYA Commercial Endorsement.

For individuals looking to work commercially within the sailing industry such as delivery skippers and crew, deckhands, RIB drivers, corporate skippers and harbour masters, it is important to be fully aware of the rules, regulations and conventions to which you will be expected to adhere.

Your self-study will cover the these 4 below modules;

  • The Commercial Environment - How you fit into the maritime world
  • People - Importance of manning levels, keeping skills up-to-date and safe management of commercial vessels
  • Vessel - Carriage of maintenance equipment, risk control and operating procedures
  • Purpose - Ensuring your vessel is suitable and legal for purpose, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.


8-10 hours of online self-study, plus online exam via the RYA Interactive website. Up to 3 practice assessments can be undertaken.  Email assistance and support is available throughout.


No previous experience is needed.

What's included

Email support, downloadable RYA PPR Certificate on successful completion of the assessments.

How to Sign Up

Book Online


Advance warning of temporary website closure

The RYA Interactive Website will undergo a major upgrade soon and be unavailable for up to 4 days in early to mid-March.

The earliest expected date for the closure to begin is 23rd March but that is subject to change and will be confirmed nearer the time when final testing is complete.

If you have a course that must be completed in early to mid-March please be aware that it will be unavailable during the upgrade.

Apologies in advance for any inconvenience. We will of course get the site back up and running as quickly as possible.

If you would like to receive updates on the closure date via email, please send your full name and email address to  interactive@rya.org.uk .

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