Boat Driver's Licence in English

The boating licence and the ICC (International Certifiacte of Competence)

We now offer the boating licence course as an online, fully interactiv course. You can take the course at your own pace and from the convenience of your home or anywhere else.

The ICC, is an international boat driver's licence for boat up to 15 meters. First you need to pass the boating licence exam, which is the theory to the ICC. Then you need to pass the ICC practical exam which is a practical hands-on boat driver's test.


The Boat Driver's Licence Online Course

We now offer the Norwegian Boat Driver's Licence in English. Our instructors are professional sailors and RIB skippers. We teach 300 students to Båtførerprøven every year. We offer you the best experience and knowledge in order for you to get as much as possible out of the course and pass the exam.

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Take the Boating License Online

Information about the Boat Driver's Licence "båtførerprøven"

What will I learn?

In this course you will learn the theory required to drive a boat up to 15 meters safely. This is also the minimum required to drive or sail a boat up to 15 meters in Norway. Once you have the theory in place, you can add to your skills with practical courses that we run. Mainly our 2 day «Introduction to sailing» courses, that also teaches you good seamanship and boat handling skills, and therefore will add greatly to your knowledge and skills as driver of a boat. If motorboat is your thing, then you can either hire us for private practical driving lessons one on one, or for a group, or register you interest in our powerboat courses which we are working on to launch.

The Boating Licence is also the pre-requisit to take the ICC practical exam. The ICC licence is an international licence established as the standard for boat licence across Europe and the rest of the world. The initiative for this licence is from the UN IMO organisation. If you do the 2 day sailing course, and then go on to do the 5 day ICC Day Skipper course, you have the option to take the ICC licence for both motorboat and sailing boats. If you only want this for motorboats that is an option too. The ICC is a must have for any international student who desires to learn the ways of the mariner and the sea, and be able to drive boats up to 15 meters anywhere.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who desires to learn more about boating, and want to take the boat driver’s licence to be able to drive a boat in Norway. The minimum age is 14 years.

How is the exam?

The exam contains 50 multiple choice questions, and you need to get a minimum of 40 of the right to pass the exam. In addition, 12 out of these 50 questions are “particularly important” and as such weighted on the exam. That means that you must have at least 10 out of these 12 questions correct to pass the entire exam.

The exam cost is in addition and is NOK 768,- kr. There are two ways to book the exam, and you need to do this in advance:

  1. If you have a Norwegian Insurance Number (person number 11 digits) you register for the exam via båtfø
  2. You let me know that you do not have a Norwegian person number, and I send you an invoice you need to pay before you do the course and exams.

You get the licence within 3-4 weeks of passing the exam.

If you do not pass the exam, you need to wait 14 days and pay NOK 405,- kr to re-sit the exam again.

You can either take the exam with us at our test centre in Vestfold, Norway, or we can help you find a place near you in Norway.

Our guarantee

SailOn Båtskole has highly qualified teachers and instructor with a long history of teaching boat driving both in the class room and practically at sea. We will always do our best for you to be happy with the course, and to succeed and pass the exams, and to be a safe person on the water. If you should not succeed with your exam the first time around, we will support you until you have successfully passed the exam.

If you are not happy with your course, we have a 30 day satisfaction, or your money back guarantee.