If you want to travel on the interconnected European inland waterways then you are
required to hold the appropriate endorsement to your International Certificate of
Competence and this is achieved by taking the RYA CENVI test. (Code Européen des
Voises de Navigation Intérieure)
The test evaluates your knowledge of the extensive list of signs and signals along
with inland collision regulations. A working understanding of all the rules is essential
as many rivers and canals are heavily used by commercial traffic and often room is
limited. In the test you will be asked to identify the signs and buoyage of the inland
waterways and also to understand the sound signals, lights and shapes that are commonly
used. Once you have signed up for your test you will get an opportunity to complete
practice questions as many times as you want before starting the real test.
The RYA CEVNI test is a multiple choice paper which can be done on line.Once you
have completed the CEVNI test, you will be told immediately whether you have been
successful or not. Follow the on-screen instructions for details of how to get your
ICC validated for inland waters.