Get the Norwegian Boat Licence - in English!

We're setting up theoratical courses and exams for the official Norwegian boating licence - in English.

During a theoretical course with Oslo Sailing School we'll go through the following important themes

  • Chart (map) reading
  • Principles for good seamanship
  • How to operate an outboard motor
  • Anchoring, mooring, knots and what not
  • Gereral about boats, safety, technical things etc.
  • Rules and regulations at sea

Certification - Boat Drivers License
To your information, Norway has the following rule:
A certificate is not required for operating a boat if you're born before 1980. This applies to pleasure boats up to 15 metres length.
If you're born in 1980 or later, a certificate/license is only required if the boat is longer than 8 metres or has more than 25hp motor.
The mentioned license is valid for boats up to 15 metres and can be obtained by anyone above 16 years of age.
We offer this test in English, in our office in central Oslo.
For groups of 10 people or more, we can also set up a theroetical course.
Please contact us if you're interested in obtaining the license.

You may also concider a sailing course
An informal certificate titled "Competent Crew" will be issued to participants of our sailing courses. It can be used in countries where they require at least one competent crewmember, in addition to the skipper.
        The most clever ones, who appear to have a very good understanding of sailing, seamanship, navigation etc. may get our informal "Day Skipper" certificate. This licence, preferrably together with the Norwegian boat-driver-licence, can be used as documentation of competency/skills required to hire sailboats overseas.
Charter operators and different countries will have different policies and practice as to what they require of sailing skills, experience and documentation.

Example: Croatian authorities require and accept the Norwegian boat-drivers-licence for skippers sailing in their waters. Charter operators may, in addition, ask for a "Day Skipper" certificate issued by a serious training institution like Oslo Seilskole or RYA (Royal Yachting Association).

Duration and location

Approx. 15 hours, devided on two evenings and a Saturday.
We usually hold the courses in central Oslo, address Munchs gate 9, near St. Olavs plass


Course fee: NOK 2500,- per person.
Includes a booklet, coffee and tea.
Exam fee: kr. 723,-

Dates 2019

March: Dates will come soon
Time: 09:00 to 16:00
Exam: Sunday 16:30 (1hr)

April: Dates will come soon
Time: 09:00 to 16:00
Exam: Sunday 16:30 (1hr)

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About the exam / test

The exam lasts one hour and has 50 questions with multiple choice anwers. In general, the minimum requirement is 40 correct answers. So-called "very important subjects" only allow for 2 errors out of 12 questions.