Powered Pleasure Craft
Driving License (PPCDL) Course

The Powered Pleasure Craft Driving Licence (PPCDL) is required for driving of engine powered/jet-propelled pleasure craft (with SZ or SZH licence prefixes) within Singapore port limits.


Entry Requirements


Training Information

The Boat Shop Asia operates out of Republic of Singapore Yacht Club and conducts the Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License Course at the premises. This is a popular location for the course as the practical handling assessment is conducted at the same area as our practical lesson. 

The course consist of 2 days theory lessons and ½ day of practical lesson. Learners are required to complete both theory and practical lesson to obtain the Certificate of Attendance.

Theory Lesson Practical Lesson
Day: Saturday & Sunday Day: Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm Time: 8:30am to 3:00pm
Venue: Republic of Singapore Yacht Club Venue: Republic of Singapore Yacht Club
Mode: Physical Class (In a Classroom) Mode: Physical Class (On a Boat)


Course Syllabus

Theory Lesson
• Basic Nautical Terms
• Anchoring
• Emergency Procedures
• Charts & Chartwork
• Tides & Tidal Streams
• Aids to Navigation
• Pleasure Craft Regulations & Post Marine Circulars and Notices
• Pleasure Craft Equipment
• Prominent Marks - island around Singapore

Practical Lesson
• Safety & Equipment Checks
• Berthing, Docking & Man Overboard
• Practical (Oral) Questions


Course Assessment

Learners will need to pass both theory & practical assessment to be awarded with the PPCDL by Maritime and Port Authority Singapore. These examinations are to be booked through Singapore Polytechnic website.

Theory Test
Venue Singapore Polytechnic
Duration 60 Minutes
Fees (exclusive GST) $20.00 (Singaporean/PR)
$40.00 (Foreigner)
Theory Test's Requirements
  • Have successfully completed an approved course on the handling of a powered pleasure craft, at any of the PPCDL centres approved by MPA.
  • Must have passed the colour vision test and is not physically handicapped.

Book Theory Test

Practical Handling/Assessment

Venue Republic of Singapore Yacht Club / Poly Marina
Duration 120 Minutes
Fees (exclusive GST) $100.00 (Singaporean/PR)
$150.00 (Foreigner)
Practical Handling/Assessment's Requirements
  • Must have passed the PPCDL Theory Test conducted by Singapore Maritime Academy.

Book Practical Handling Assessment

Documents Required for Examinations
  • Identification Card (NRIC/Passport)
  • PPCDL Attendance Course Certificate
  • Medical Certificate/Report for Eyesight
  • PPCDL Theory Test Result Slip - For Practical Examination Only


Course Fees

SGD 302.40

(inclusive of GST)

Republic of Singapore Yacht Club Members

SGD 324.00

(inclusive of GST)

Full-Time Student

SGD 367.20

(inclusive of GST)

Members of Public

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