Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License

If you enjoy being in control of cruising in wide-open spaces, you can consider getting yourself a Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License (PPCDL). One of the most popular courses in SAFYC, as well as Singapore, the PPCDL course is a comprehensive course that provides you with the freedom to pilot your own craft out on the waters upon passing the required examinations.

Boundaries are non-existent and the best thing is, there are no traffic lights and road demarcations, but do drive safely. Get started by taking up the simple 2-day course at SAFYC, where our veteran instructors will bring you through both the theory and practical know-hows, and one step closer to your dream.

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite
Age 16 and above. Must produce valid certificate by a medical practitioner certifying that he/she is not physically handicapped and passed an eyesight test that includes sight and colour vision.

PPCDL Course Fees
SAFYC Member – $235.40
Public – $321.00
Affiliates – $288.90

*The PPCDL course duration comprises of 1 weekend: 1 x full Saturday + 1 x full Sunday.
**Affiliates refer to those SAF/MINDEF Personnel or students.

With effect 1st January 2017, PPCDL exam fees will be revised as follows:
Theory Written Examination: Singaporean: $20.00* , Foreigners: $40.00* (Fees to be paid directly to Singapore Polytechnic)
Theory Oral Examination: Singaporean: $50.00*, Foreigners: $100* (Fees to be paid directly to Singapore Polytechnic)
PPCDL Practical Handling Assessment: Singaporean: $100*, Foreigner: $150* (Fees to be paid directly to Singapore Polytechnic)
License Fee: $20.00 (Fees to be paid to Maritime Port Authority)
Theory Examination Review Fee: $120.00* per review (Fees to be paid directly to Test Centre)
*All fees are subjected to prevailing GST.

Course Duration
2 days (Saturday & Sunday)
8.30am to 3.30pm (Theory Lessons)
3.30pm to 7.30pm (Practical Lessons)

PPCDL Attire:
You may wear any ‘Sunday Rig’ i.e. beach wear is fine however, please wear either Sandals or Shoes as Slippers are not allowed;
Please feel free to bring sunglasses or foul-weather gears for use during the Practical Lesson.
You are advised to bring your own towel (Rental of towel is available at the front desk for $2.00 per day.

Course Dates for 2018
6 – 7 January 2018, 20 – 21 January 2018
3 – 4 February 2018, 24 – 25 February 2018
3 – 4 March 2018, 17 – 18 March 2018
31 March – 1 April 2018, 14 – 15 April 2018, 28 – 29 April 2018
5 – 6 May 2018, 19 – 20 May 2018
9 – 10 June 2018,16 – 17 June 2018
30 June – 1 July 2018, 14 – 15 July 2018, 28 – 29 July 2018
4 – 5 August 2018, 18 – 19 August 2018
1 – 2 September 2018, 15 – 16 September 2018, 29 -30 September 2018
6 – 7 October 2018, 20 – 21 October 2018
3 – 4 November 2018, 17 – 18 November 2018
1 – 2 December 2018, 15 – 16 December 2018, 29 – 30 December 2018

To register for this course, click the links below:

Non Members Members

Course Syllabus (Theory & Practical)
Nautical Terms
Equipment & Usage
Emergencies
Mechanical & Electrical Equipment
Pleasure Craft & Singapore Port Regulations
Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea
Coastal Navigation
General Hints
Relevant Port Marine Circulars & Notices
Practical Boat Handling

Course Materials: A PPCDL Course Handbook and a set of trial theory examination questions.
Course Dates: Every weekend at Sembawang Clubhouse*

新加坡武装部队游艇俱乐部 (SAFYC)开办华文游艇驾驶课程。两天课程包括课堂理论和海上游艇驾驶实习。参加课程后可考取新加坡港务局(MPA)游艇驾照 (PPCDL)。详情可拨电 67583359 SAFYC 询问。

PPCDL Refresher Course
Participants who wish to have additional practical lessons prior to their test may register for a refresher course on their own or ‘craft-pool’ with fellow participants.

Fee: $100 per hour*

*Class will commence with a minimum of 10 participants for courses conducted in English and a minimum of 5 participants for courses conducted in Mandarin