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The GUEST Program was originally developed by The PYA, spearheaded by Joey Meen, now affiliated with IAMI, to provide an internationally recognized standard for interior training for Superyacht crew.

The program is now designed to ensure that yacht crew build the skills and knowledge to bridge the gaps in professional qualifications, enhance employment opportunities and achieve excellence in current and future careers from Entry level, Deck, Interior, Chefs, Heads of Departments and Captains.

For information on all GUEST courses, click here.

GUEST Interior Training Record Book

The Tasks & Assessments included within the Interior Training Record Book provide a

sample of the typical knowledge, skills & behaviour expectations of the occupational roles

of those working in the interior departments of a superyacht.

To download a copy, click here.

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.

  • GUEST Yacht Junior Interior Crew CoC = no previous Yacht Service is required

  • GUEST Yacht Senior Interior Crew CoC = a minimum of 12 months total Yacht Service + 60 days Guest Service

  • GUEST Yacht Chief Interior Crew CoC = a minimum of 24 months total Yacht Service + 120 days Guest Service

  • GUEST Yacht Purser CoC = 3 years of management experience within the Maritime Sector OR a minimum of 12 months total Yacht Service + 60 days Guest Service in a Chief Steward/ess position.

Please note that the Letter of Assessment is no longer offered.

Sea Service verification:

To obtain your GUEST CoC, you will need to get your sea service (time spent working onboard) verified by our Sea Service team.

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

To download the Chef/Cook, Interior crew and Deck Dual Role testimonials, click here.

How to apply:

To apply for your interior CoC and for more information on the requirements, please download and complete the following application form.

Last update: 09/10/2023

Sea Service verification required

Interior Certificate of Competency

The GUEST Certificate of Competency is a program designed by IAMI to provide yacht crew with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in guest services.

Discover our plans to get access to all the services we provide.

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