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PVOCC Courses

ABC regularly hosts courses working towards the Hong Kong Pleasure Vessel Operators Certificate of Competence. (PVOCC). This is the Government issued certificate required to drive powered craft in Hong Kong waters. A  PVOCC Grade 2 certificate entitles the holder to take charge of pleasure vessels of 15 metres or less in length and unspecified engine power, operating in Hong Kong waters. A PVOCC Grade 1 entitles the holder to take charge of any pleasure vessel operating in Hong Kong waters.

Pleasure Vessel Grade II Operator Certificate Courses (Part A master, Part B engineer)


                   Part A  (master)

Dates :        18, 19 April 2024  :  15, 16 August 2024  :  14, 15 November 2024

Times :       7:00pm to 10:30pm

Syllabus :   Rules, Lights,  Shapes, Buoyage and Signals, Seamanship, Local knowledge and the Laws of Hong Kong Fire & gas precautions.

Cost :          $2,200 for member/person/course.           $2,800 for non-member/person/course.

                   Part B  (engineer)

Date :          25, 26 April 2024  :   22, 23 August 2024    :   21, 22 November 2024

Time :         7:00pm to 10:30pm

Syllabus :  Engine general construction,  Diesel & Petrol fuel,  fuel systems, electrical systems, ignition systems, Lubrication, cooling & pumps, transmission systems, operation & maintenance, fire & gas precautions.

Cost :          $2,200 for member/person/course.           $2,800 for non-member/person/course.

Notes :

  1. Students who attend these two courses will be required to sit their examinations at the  PEAK Examination Centre, Vocational Training Council (“VTC”) after completion of the course.  Successful candidates after they get the license which issued by Marine Dept. will be entitled to operate a vessel in Hong Kong waters up to 15 metres in length with engines of any power.
  2. Courses are entirely theoretical for the relative examination.  Practical boating is not required for the examination.
  3. Examinations are normally held on selected weekdays, you may register your examinations to the PEAK Examination Centre (“VTC”) by post or online registration. Document required for the examination application:- a ready examination application form, a copy of your identity document, examination fee HK$1,100 (HK$550 for Part A and HK$550 for Part B), cheque payable to "Vocational Training Council" .  There will be a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 20 students/course.  If there is insufficient support for a course, that course will be cancelled and those already enrolled will be informed accordingly.  Members who responded to the initial inquiry and whose names are held on file will be given priority.

Course Instructor: Alan Chau.

Please forward the completed application form(s) to Ms Cobo Liu by email or by post or hand to the Admin Office of the Club.

For applying the examinations to the PEAK Examination Centre (“VTC”), please visit for more information.

Eye test certificate requirement: ( Note: Get your eye test certificate before booking the examinations)

                   The address of the PEAK Examination Centre (“VTC”).:  

                   VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

                    Tel. no. 2919 1467 Email :

 N.B. Before booking and fixing your examination date, you have to allow enough time for finishing all the model questions, so as to prepare the examinations efficiently.

Please click HERE to download the APPLICATION FORM.

All ABC hosted courses include course notes, teaching materials and practice exam questions. However we also sell, at our reception shop, the PVOCC Handbook, that covers the syllabus for both Grade 2 and Grade 1 exams.

Full information from the Hong Kong Marine Department Seafarers' Certification Section, including a schedulee of the latest available exam dates, is available HERE.