ICC - INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE
The ICC is a United Nations created Certificate of Competence for pleasure craft operators. It was created under resolution 40 and signed mostly by European countries although South Africa also signed the resolution. The United States did not, nor did Canada. Thus there are no sailing bodies or associations in the USA or Canada who can offer the ICC through those governments. ICC’s can only be written through signatory countries to the ICC. So in North America, typically the ICC is written through the Royal Yachting Association out of the UK of which there are three locations – Florida, Toronto, and Halifax. If you are close to any of those locations then it makes sense to get the ICC.