Fee & Terms

Course fees

The fee for the RMCI course is £2,250 (VAT exempt), including the examination. This includes the cost of the pre-course webinars, supply of the RMCI Handbook in hard copy, two days of tuition, the half-day examination, plus lunch and refreshments at the venue. It is your responsibility to source suitable accommodation and to meet this cost along with your travel and subsistence too. Please note: If you choose not to sit the examination, you will receive a certificate of attendance and record of studies only and cannot achieve the formal qualification. This means you will not become formally recognised, nor obtain the benefit of a five-year card and a listing on this website. Also included in the cost of your course is one year’s free Technician Membership of the International Institute of Marine Surveying. To register your interest in a future course please complete the Course Application Form or call +44 23 9238 5223.

Payment terms

All course fees must be paid no later than 7 days before the commencement. We accept major debit and credit cards. We are happy to invoice companies directly, but once again the fees must be paid in accordance with the above. Once booked, the price of the course is guaranteed and will be free of surcharges.

Your place will be reserved on the course when we receive your booking confirmation. We reserve to the right to offer you an alternative course location (or a full refund) in the event we do not meet our minimum number of 8 per course.


If you do not attend a course for whatever reason and you have not previously informed us, the full course fee remains payable.

Late arrivals and missed sessions

If you arrive late for the course or are absent from any session, we reserve the right to refuse to accept you if the Course Director feels you will gain insufficient knowledge or skill in the time remaining. In all such cases, the full course fee remains payable.

Cancellation by you

In the event of a cancellation made by you, the refund policy is as follows:

– Cancellation prior to 14 days of start of course: refund of £2000.00 balance less 5% for admin fee.

– Cancellation prior to 7 days of start of course: refund of £2000.00 balance less 10% for admin fee.

– Cancellation less than 7 days prior to start of course:  50% refund of £2000.00 balance.

Cancellation by us

In the unlikely event that the Marine Surveying Academy Ltd has to cancel the course, you will be given as much notice as possible and offered either a free transfer to another course date, or a full refund of fees.

Force majeure

The Marine Surveying Academy Ltd, who provide the RMCI Inspectors course, cannot be held responsible for any loss, delay, or cancellation resulting from war, riots, acts of God, political unrest, threat of war or terrorism, industrial disputes, fire, storm, flood, closure of ports, weather conditions, or any other circumstances beyond our control.

Personal property

The Marine Surveying Academy Ltd cannot accept any responsibility for personal possessions on-site during the course.

Special requirements

Should you require further assistance or support you should advise the course instructor accordingly. If you have any special dietary requirements, please notify the Marine Surveying Academy Ltd 7 days prior to commencement of the course.

Fair processing of data

All information that we hold concerning you will be held and processed by the Marine Surveying Academy strictly in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Read our Privacy Policy.


In the event you have to raise a complaint please do so in writing within 14 days of the course being completed to:
RMCI Course Director (Complaints),
Marine Surveying Academy Ltd,
Murrills House,
48 East Street,
Hampshire PO16 9XS,
United Kingdom.

Download the course information brochure: An Introduction the RMCI Qualification

5 year revalidation fees

The fees for the two part 5 year revalidation are:
Part One – the desk-based review is £325 (VAT exempt)
Part Two – half-day online tutored seminar is £250 (VAT exempt)