Boat CE Certification & Homologation

On most occasions, before a boat can be placed on the market or put into service, it must obtain a certification issued at the end of a homologation process. This process of homologating and certifying a boat is often not very well known, sometimes leading to frustration and loss of time and money. In this course, we present the process of homologating and certifying a boat in the European Union in a clear, concise, and appealing way. It covers the European Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/UE (RCDII or RCD2) and focuses on the key elements to obtain a boat's CE marking.

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Boat CE Certification & Homologation course!

In the European Union (EU) and many other countries and regions worldwide, with some exceptions, a boat must be officially certified through a homologation process before it can be placed on the market or put into service. However, this process of homologating and certifying a boat is often not very well known, sometimes leading to frustration and loss of time and money.

Homologation is the process during which a product is certified to comply with a given legislation. The certification declares a product is compliant with it and is issued at the end of the homologation process. In this course, we explain the process of homologating and certifying a boat in the EU in a clear, concise, and appealing way. The course is intended for:

  • Boat manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers, and distributors.
  • Private boat importers, persons who modify or convert boats, and individuals who build a boat for their own use.
  • Persons who are not part of any of the groups mentioned before and who are interested in learning how to homologate and certify a boat in the European Union.

The course

This course explains how to homologate and certify (CE marking) a boat in the European Union (EU).

It covers the European Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/UE, a.k.a. RCDII or RCD2, including the legislator’s context and intention, and focuses on the key elements to obtain a boat’s CE marking.

The course is divided into five parts:

  • The first part presents the European Recreational Craft Directive (RCD), its origin, how it works, and its intention.
  • Part 2 describes the essential requirements of the RCD: what they are and how to meet them.
  • In Part 3, we are going further about the certification process, the actors, and the tools used.
  • Part 4 is devoted to the documentation requested by the directive: what it is and what it involves.
  • Finally, part 5 addresses the subject of market surveillance, how states are involved, and their role.

The course combines the explanations with practical and real-life examples.

What will you learn?

By completing this course, you will be able to understand and carry out a boat certification in the European Union. Speaking more precisely, you will:

  • Understand how the European certification and Directive work.
  • Understand the essential requirements, their role, and how to comply.
  • Know the standards, their origin, how they are made, and how to use them effectively.
  • Create, consolidate, and complete a technical boat certification file.
  • Carry out a boat certification efficiently, knowing the obligations that concern you.

The European Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/UE

The European Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/UE, or RCDII or RCD2, focuses on watercraft (recreational craft and personal watercraft), propulsion engines, and designated components.

It provides for harmonized requirements and procedures to establish compliance for products placed on the market or put into service by either “economic operators” (manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers, and distributors) or “non-economic operators” (private importers, persons who modify or convert the products, builders of boat for own use) regardless whether those products have been manufactured in the EU/EEA or imported from a third country or whether they are new or second-hand.

Course organization

The course is video-based and on-demand and can be followed at your own pace.

It contains videosquizzes, and downloadable documents and gives you access to the course’s virtual private classroom, where you can interact with the instructor and fellow students.

Students completing the course will obtain the Course Certificate. To obtain the Course Certificate, Students must finish all the lessons, pass the quizzes, and approve the Course Assignment.

Resources:

  • Video lessons.
  • Written materials.
  • Quizzes.
  • Final Assignment.
  • Access to the Virtual Private Classroom.
  • Course Certificate.

Classroom:

  • Once enrolled, you will have access to the virtual classroom, where you can interact with the course instructor and fellow students.

Prerequisites:

  • To follow the course, it is not necessary to have any prior knowledge of Boat CE Certification & Homologation, the European Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/UE, or the CE Marking.

  • A minimum Navalapp membership level of “Subscriber” (free membership) is required to enroll in this course.

Course Content

The Course

The European Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) 2013/53/UE
RCD Annex I: "ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS"
The RCD: conformity assessment
The technical documentation
Market surveillance in Europe
Assignment
Course Survey
Summary

The Instructor

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Course Includes

  • 51 Lessons
  • Course Evaluation Survey