CEVNI stands for Code Européen
des Voies de Navigation Intérieure.
It is the code governing navigation on the
interconnected European inland waterways
and is the basis of the various countries'
Signs, rules and procedures for navigating
the European inland waterways are all included
within the CEVNI code and in the same way
as pleasure craft on coastal waters are expected
to abide by the COLREGS, pleasure craft on
the inland waterways of Europe, which in
places are heavily utilised by commercial
traffic are expected to know and follow the
Knowing and abiding by the regulations is
the best way to protect yourself and your
If you require an ICC valid for use on inland
waters, you must learn the CEVNI code and
sit the CEVNI test at an RYA recognised training
centre. The "RYA European waterways
regulations (the CEVNI rules explained)" publication
G17 provides the information. You need to
learn the code in a clear and concise way.
The CEVNI test is a short multiple choice
paper - a sample paper is available and this
can also be found at the back of the book.