The course aims to provide knowledge of the standards and technical means necessary to carry out the conformity assessment for recreational craft in accordance with the applicable European directives (94/25/EC and 2003/44/EC) for the purpose of affixing the CE marking and the subsequent trade of the product.The course is a prerequisite to the qualification as an ANCCP Inspector for the sector.

Those who pass the final exam are awarded a certificate of attendance and advancement with which to apply for the qualification as Inspector with an authorised Certification Body, for compliance assessment activities whose final objective is the affixing of the CE marking in the field of recreational boating.

Who the service is intended for

  • Professionals (high school or university graduates in nautical or related fields) who wish to acquire the skills to be able to work as Inspectors in the field of certification of recreational craft on behalf of an authorised Certification Body;
  • Consultants and designers who want to acquire more expertise regarding European legislation;
  • Offices responsible for design of shipyards and ship designers who, in performing their work, must operate in accordance with the European requirements regarding construction.


The course is constructed around theoretical lectures and practical role-playing exercises inspector qualifications, including:

  • Illustration of naval terminology
  • Directives 94/25/EC and the subsequent 2003/44/EC
  • The harmonised standard EN ISO 8666/2002
  • Craft outside the scope of application
  • Trading on the market and putting into service
  • The Manufacturer, the Authorised Agent and the Importer
  • The application of the Machinery Directive
  • Directive Annexes I, III, IV, XIV and XV
  • Conformity test
  • Safeguarding clauses
  • Conformity assessment
  • The stability and buoyancy criteria
  • The motorisation of recreational craft
  • The auxiliary equipment of recreational craft
  • The harmonised standards
  • The certification modules:

- Module A:Internal production control - AnnexV

- Module Aa:Internal production control and testing - AnnexVI

- Module B: "EC type" examiniation - AnnexVII

- Module C:Conformity to Type - AnnexVIII

- Module D:Production quality assurance - AnnexIX

- Module F:Product verification - AnnexX

- Module G:Unit verification - AnnexXI

- Module H:Full Quality Assurance - AnnexXII and AnnexXIII

  • Examples of case studies
  • Simulation of testing on boats
  • The ANCCP procedures applied to the CE marking of boats
  • The ANCCP checklists used in the evaluation


    Those wishing to carry out Inspector activities must possess one of the following requirements:

    • Naval Engineering Degree
    • University degree in naval design or construction
    • University or direct school diploma aimed at studying the design of recreational craft
    • High school diploma obtained at a Nautical Institute, deck and engineer section (with at least 5 years of navigation and STCW qualifications)
    • High school diploma obtained from a Nautical Institute, shipbuilders section (with at least 5 years professional training at the shipyard)

      Recommended reading

      • “Il codice della nautica da diporto” – Collegamento organico al D.Lgs 171/2005” by M. Grimaldi from 01/2005
      • “Progettare e costruire imbarcazioni da diporto” by Riardi / Ratti from 01/2003
      • "European Directive 2003/44/EC"
      • "Ministerial Decree29.07.2008 No. 146"
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