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SAS Skippers Training.

Our Skippers Training Courses adhere to the strictest standards in health and safety. Our course (training and exams) is SAMSA Accredited. SAS Training is well known for producing knowledgeable and safe water users in and around the Vaal Triangle due to our emphasis on safety and obedience to the laws governing the waters in South Africa.

Cost: Our Skippers Training courses cost as little as R2 200 per person.

This includes Exams (Written, Oral and Practical) and your Temporary Certificate.

We offer Catergory R and Category E Courses.

Category R Course:

  SHELTERED WATERS – R

This is the entry level skipper’s certification for all Inland Waters and Lagoons, Rivers and Estuaries.

This exam process has no practical boat training or navigational training as part of the process.

The exam process consists of a training session using the SAMSA manual followed by a written exam. We allow a few days to give you time to brush up on the content of the manual.

A short practical boat test with some oral questions follows the written exam.                       

Category E Course:

The entry level skipper’s certification for all offshore certificates of competence. It allows the holder to operate One Nautical Mile offshore and 15 miles along the coast.

This exam process has no practical boat training or navigational training as part of the process.

The exam process concists of a training session using the NSRI/SAMSA manual followed by a writeen exam. Again we allow a few days to allow you time to brush up on the content of the manual. A short practical boat test with some oral questions follows a day later. On passing your exam an interim certificate is issued. A full certificate is issued from SAMSA a few months later.

It is illegal to operate a vessel like a boat or Jet Ski in South Africa if you are not a licenced skipper.
SKIPPERS TRAINING COURSES
SAMSA Skippers License – South African waters – (Sea, Dam, River)
The SAMSA Skippers license is required for powered vessels under 9 meters with an engine over 15hp.
We provide training as qualified skippers to the requirements set out by SAMSA. Our exam includes Oral questions, a written paper and a practical test.
If you have a PWC (Jet Ski) the rules are essentially the same as for normal skipper’s license. We recommend that you do the normal SAMSA skippers license and the RYA PWC (Jet Ski) course.
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Esseantial Documents to be handed in:
ID Copy (16 or older), Medical Certificate, 4 x ID Photos. Please not that a temporary certificate will not be issued if any of the documents are outstanding.