The GUEST Program was originally developed by The PYA, spearheaded by Joey Meen, now affiliated by IAMI, in order 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, enchance 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.
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.
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 Assesment is no longer offered.
Sea Service verification:
In order 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: 26/01/2023