Getting Your PPCDL

Getting your Private Pleasure Craft Driving License (PPCDL) is the 1st step in your boating journey. PPCDL is needed for you to legally drive a boat up to 24m in length in Singapore. Over 3000 students have been trained by us since 2017 and we have currently the highest pass rate in Singapore due to the following:

Online Learning - We subscribe to TalentLMS for our PPCDL and competency courses. All of our training materials and more can be accessed online on this site so you can literally learn anywhere where you have an internet connection. We also have PPCDL theory sample test questions in there with automatic grading to let you have a sense of where you stand on the theory test. This facility is available as part of your course curriculum. 

Practical Test Site - You will be doing your practical training at the PPCDL Practical test site. This increases the familiarity with the test site and also improves your chances of passing the practical exams the first time round

Our Instructor Team - We have the largest pool of PPCDL instructors in Singapore who were ex-Navy,  MPA and merchant Navy personnel.  Check out our Facebook reviews on feedback on some of our instructors by the trainees. 

Feedback - You will receive an online course feedback request when you complete your course. We would like your feedback so that we can continue to improve the course, boats, instructors and overall learning experience. Of course, the most important part of the course is to figure out what you want to do when you get your license.  And we can certainly help you figure that out. 

Our PPCDL Courses are now run weekly and they are done both VIRTUALLY and PHYSICAL IN-CLASSROOM setting at RSYC.  Click below to sign up for the course.

Our PPCDL Course is split into 3 steps. They are:

  1. PPCDL Course - this is a 2 day course conducted at one of the appointed PPCDL centers in Singapore. TBSA operates out of RSYC and conducts the PPCDL course at the premises.  This is a popular location for the PPCDL course as the practical examination is conducted in the same area as our PPCDL practical session. The course is split into elearningtheory (Virtual or Classroom) and practical sessions. A PPCDL certificate will be issued to trainees who have completed the course. You will need the PPCDL certificate to apply for your theory test.  
  2.  Theory test - This is a test conducted at Singapore Polytechnic's premises. You need to get at least 26 or more out of 30 questions correct to pass the test. The pre-requisite for this test is the completion certificate from the PPCDL course and also an eye sight test.
  3.  Practical exam - This is a practical examination conducted at SMA's location at West Coast Ferry Road. This location is right next to RSYC and share the same training/test grounds as RSYC. The pre-requisite for this exam is the certificate of passing of the theory test. 

For more information, please call Amanda @ 65-96618345 or write to

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