Nautical Qualifications

The nautical recreational qualifications enable to govern recreational boats that do not have commercial purposes.

The Spanish nautical qualifications of recreation are issued by the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine or the Autonomous Communities that have assumed these competences (Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia, Andalusia, Murcia, Valencia, Catalonia, Baleares, Canarias, Ceuta and Melilla.
To obtain a nautical qualification of recreation, in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 875/2014, of October 10, which regulates the nautical degrees for the government of pleasure boats, and depending on the type of degree to obtain, you have to pass a theoretical examination as well as perform a series of practices.

The license have a period of validity of 10 years, after which they can be renewed with the contribution of a new medical certificate. However, people over 70 years of age must renew the title every 5 years.