Interior Certificate of Competency (CoC) 

The GUEST Program was originally developed by The PYA, spearheaded by Joey Meen, in order to provide an internally-recognised standard for interior training for Superyacht crew.

All GUEST programs are now affiliated by IAMI  and continue to be developed by the IAMI Maritime Hospitality Sub Group to ensure crew are appropriately trained in order to meet guests and owners’ expectations.

PYA GUEST Interior CoC

The PYA is still responsible for issuing interior crew with GUEST CoC’s on behalf of IAMI. 

On completion of each level of GUEST training, crew members can apply for the relevant COC based on their level via the direct route.

Interior crew who have not completed GUEST training, but have formal training or experience in the service or hospitality departments onboard a superyacht or have training or experience working within the hospitality industry, can also apply for an Interior GUEST CoC via the Letter of Initial Assessment route.

  • Yacht Junior Steward / Stewardess GUEST© CoC
  • Yacht Senior Steward / Stewardess GUEST© CoC
  • Yacht Chief Steward / Stewardess GUEST© CoC
  • Yacht Purser GUEST© CoC


Interior crew may apply for a GUEST© Certificate of Competency (CoC) following either a Direct Application route or the Letter of Assessment route. 

To apply for your interior CoC and for more information on the requirements, please download and complete one of the following application forms depending on your training and experience.

CoC application forms

  • GUEST CoC Application - Direct Application Route
  • GUEST CoC Application - Letter of Assessment Route

Sea Service Verification

In order to obtain your GUEST CoC, you will need to get your sea service time (time spent working onboard) verified by our PYA sea service verification team.

For more information and a step-by-step guide to verifying your sea time, click here.

PYA Testimonial Template

Chef/Cook, Interior crew and Deck Dual Role Testimonial.