Once you have completed the learning modules there is a mock assessment so you can check you are ready before moving onto the final graded and timed online assessment. We estimate users will take around 6 to 8 hours to work through the four course modules. The graded end of course assessment is split into two sections, totalling 2 ½ hours. You can take this course anytime prior to your Commercial Endorsement application or renewal.
When you pass, you simply download and print your PPR certificate which will be vaild either for your first Commercial Endorsement application or your next renewal.
Exemptions from this course:
If you hold an MCA Deck Officer's Certificate of Competence as Officer of the Watch, Master 200, Master 500 or above you do not need to take the PPR course. Please send a copy of your MCA certificate with your application or renewal form for your commercial endorsement.
Updating your PPR certificate
Once you have taken your first PPR course, at subsequent renewals of your commercial endorsement you will need to take a reduced version of the course and a short test to make sure you are still up to speed with the subject.
Note: If you are over 65 and subject to more regular medical fitness examinations, you do not need to take the PPR course each time you renew your medical. You will simply need to take a shorter version of the course when your commercial endorsement is due for renewal (every five years).