This medical examination is not different from a general medical examination.
It will be almost exactly the same as when you take the medical exam for a driving license. You’ll be tested for vision, hearing, and blood pressure. Depending on the state, there may be some variations. But you shouldn’t expect anything significant. However, the condition is that you take the medical examination with a doctor certified by each country’s Water and shipping authorities.
These medical certificates are, unfortunately, valid for a short time, up to three months. You should plan exactly when to apply for your skipper’s book in advance.
The best thing to do is to find out in which state you want to apply for your skipper book. It is also worth checking the information on the spot. After that, you can do the basic safety course and the medical exam.
You will then go to the shipping office to hand in your documents and apply for your skipper book.
It is also worth remembering that if you want to apply for a medical exam in Germany, you will need to book an appointment there in advance.
Which can take some time, 3-5 weeks, till you get an appointment.
You can find the contact details of each country’s Water and shipping administration offices on this link.
If you participate in our Sailor training program, we can also help you here.