Guidance & FAQs

Scheme Guidance


There are currently two routes for the Ice Navigator Certificate. Those who already have sufficient ice experience may be eligible to apply for a certificate through the grandfather route, and those without ice experience can enter as new entrants. Please read through the following documents which outline what is required for each route:


Grandfather Route - Ice Navigator Level 1

Grandfather Route - Ice Navigator Level 2


New Entrant Route - Ice Navigator Level 1

New Entrant Route - Ice Navigator Level 2


Got a question? Have a look at our FAQs.

If your question is not answered within the FAQs or the other documents available on the website, please contact


Downloadable Forms


Please see below the forms which

  • Registration Form - Please complete your personal details to ensure that we are able to register you in the system. We also need the full address for the Ice Navigator Certificate to be sent back to. This can be completed online, saved and sent, or can be printed to be filled out.
  • Sea Time Record Page - This record page has space for all the required information for the Ice Navigator Certificate application. 
  • Confirmation letter - Example
  • Confirmation letter Template – The parts in red indicate those to be changed or personalised.
  • Self-Declaration Form - This form must be countersigned by a Justice of the Peace, or a Solicitor.
  • PDF Checklist Document - This form must be completed and included in the application.
  • Credit Card Form 


Once the application documents have been completed, please email your application along with a JPEG passport photo to

You are also able to post/courier your application and supporting documents to:


The Nautical Institute
202 Lambeth Road
United Kingdom