Course Overview

CEVNI Inland Waterways Assessment. The Code Europeen des Voies de la Navigation Interieure (aka the European Code for Navigation on Inland Waterways, or CEVNI) is the core set of rules and regulations for navigating rivers, canals and lakes in mainland Europe. If you want to explore these stunning waterways for yourself, you’ll need a CEVNI endorsement on your International Certificate of Competence (ICC) – this will indicate your awareness of the code and your ability to captain a boat safely amongst the boating traffic of these routes. Signs, rules and procedures for navigating many of the European inland waterways are all included within the CEVNI and in the same way as pleasure craft on coastal waters are expected to abide by the COLREGS, pleasure craft on many of the inland waterways of Europe, which in places are heavily utilised by commercial traffic, are expected to know the CEVNI as this is the basis of many of the various countries’ own regulations.The test consists of 30 questions on the lights, shapes and sound signals on the inland waterways of Europe. It should take no longer than an hour to complete.

To prepare for the test we recommend that you read the RYA CEVNI Handbook which can be purchased through us. There are sample questions in this book so that you can test yourself before taking the test.

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Price : £25.00

Assumed Knowledge

To read and study the content of the RYA European Waterways Regulations (2nd Edition) book, available to purchase from our Training Centre


There are 2 opportunities to do both practice tests before you finals tests. Test one is 6 minutes. Test two is 9 minutes.

Course Content






Once registered you will get access to the practice tests which you can complete as many times as you like before attempted the 2 final assessment.

What’s Included

You get full RYA interactive access, for the assessments, access to our instructors for any support and a completion certificate for successful students

Compatibility Minimum requirements:
A PC, Mac or tablet with internet access.

Test Access

Access to the online CEVNI test is quick and simple to arrange. Please get in touch with us on 02392 520200, or complete a contact form and we will do the rest.


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