SLC Examination

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The SLC examination is a comprehensive test of your sailing knowledge skills.  Specifically, this examination is required to be passed to gain the SLC International Sailing License and every 3 years thereafter to remain current. You should take this examination AFTER you have completed all the Bareboat Charter Master courses.

If you planning on skippering a sailboat on a sailing vacation in the Mediterranean or Seychelles, you are required to have a Sailing License. The SLC is accepted by all port authorities and yacht charter companies worldwide. For the SLC license, there are other requirements as well; see the SLC requirements here.

Competent and knowledgeable skippers should be able to breeze through this test. If you have trouble, it is an indication that you are not properly prepared. The test will take approximately 3-4 hours of time. There is no time limit and no cost.

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Student Reviews

Michael P.
2024, 14 Mar. 12:47

Much better than ASA, on the level of RYA Day Skipper

James J.
2023, 06 Nov. 07:03

I felt challenged by the questions. I feel I know my stuff!

Gisle H.
2023, 13 Aug. 20:21

Good level of details

Theodore A.
2023, 10 Aug. 17:22

Hopefully this will be a good primmer for the on-the-boat exam.

Michael B.
2023, 02 Jul. 03:56

generally thorough and informative.

Terence H.
2023, 07 Jun. 23:24

This is a good comprehensive examination. It is not difficult if you have honestly done the course work. If not, you don't have any chance of passing this exam.

Dominic L.
2023, 23 May. 10:55

This course is a good refresher and should be taken by all sailors who havent been out on the water for a while. It is comprehensive and nudges the memory box to get the questions right.

David S.
2023, 06 May. 17:24

A good summary of the other courses I took for my SLC license.

Jim G.
2022, 04 Dec. 14:45

The course designer(s) took an in-depth subject with many moving parts and made it both interactive and fun. They break down the content in byte size pieces and make sure the student has a grasp on each area of study before moving on.

Stefan A.
2022, 18 Nov. 18:42

Course is great! Made very well, I recommend it to every sailor that would like to learn more.

Savica A.
2022, 17 Nov. 21:27

Very good testing approach

Rene N.
2022, 25 Jun. 10:07

Not a course but rather just an exam. Challenging to get 100% but all the essential stuff you should know (closed book).

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You are sailing east and see this navigation mark ahead. Should you turn to port or starboard?


sailboat leaving the dock

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