Europe is home to a rich network of inland waterways, and exploring them in your very own craft is a fascinating experience. If you want to enjoy these picturesque routes for yourself, it's necessary to have a CEVNI qualification - and obtaining it couldn't be simpler.

What Is The CEVNI?

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 among the boating traffic of these routes.

What's In The Test?

The CEVNI test will confirm your knowledge of the code, including signs and markings, dealing with traffic, communicating via sound signals, berthing, environmental considerations, and other rules of the road.

The test is taken online, so you can take it wherever and whenever you like. The test is split into two sections: Signs & Bouyage and Sound Signals, Lights & Shapes.

As mentioned above, you’ll need an International Certificate of Competence alongside your CEVNI qualification. Upon successful completion of both parts of the test, you can download your certificate and submit it along with the ICC application form.