As part of the Master Yacht CoC, all candidates are now required to pass a Celestial Navigation Exam, which tests understanding of the theory and practises of Celestial Navigation.
Many schools offer a refresher course that will allow candidates to refresh their celestial and astronavigation skills and knowledge prior to sitting the approved exam. Those who do not feel they need a refresher course can opt to sit the exam directly.
NOTE: the Master Yacht Oral examination needs to be taken within 12 months of completing the Celestial Navigation Exam as the exam pass only holds a one-year expiry.
Entrants should have successfully completed a training program covering the minimum standards required for certification as an officer in charge of a navigation watch.
The refresher course is commonly 5 days in duration, with the exam on the 5th day.