Test of knowledge for boat operating

A person who operates a boat with engine power to 7.35 kW and to 7 metres long or a watercraft, must have at least the certificate on passed knowledge exam.

The person can operate the boat with paddles and sails, which is up to 7 metres long, i.e. without the certificate on passed knowledge test.

The programme for the knowledge test encompasses the following subjects:

  • rules on avoiding collision at sea,
  • maritime regulations.

The exam is composed of the theoretical and practical part and takes maximum 30 minutes. The theoretical part is taken orally.

A candidate who wishes to take the exam must submit a written application at the Slovenian Maritime Administration that determines the exam deadline. The candidate who passes the knowledge exam, receives a certificate on the passed knowledge exam from the Slovenian Maritime Administration, which is issued with unlimited validity or is limited with regard to the validity of the health certificate.

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Last updated: 17. 02. 2016