RMCI Fees & Terms

Course fees

The fee for the RMCI course is £2,250.00 (VAT exempt), including the examination. This includes the cost of the pre-course webinars, the 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. 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 years’ FREE Technician Membership of 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.

Deposit and payment terms

A non-refundable deposit in the sum of £500.00 is required to secure your place, with the remaining balance of £1,750.00 to be paid in full no later than 4 weeks 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 and deposit. 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 delegates 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 14 days prior to start of course: a refund of the remaining balance of the course in the sum of £1,750.00 applies
  • Cancellation 14 – 8 days prior to start of course: a refund of 50% of the remaining balance in the sum of £875.00 applies
  • Cancellation 7 days or less prior to start of course: no refund applies

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.

Transfer to another course

In the event you wish to transfer to another course, the deposit already paid of £500.00 is not transferable, therefore a further deposit of £500.00 will need to be paid against the new course booking.

Force majeure

The Marine Surveying Academy Ltd who provide the RMCI 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 or allergies, please notify the Marine Surveying Academy Ltd a minimum of 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 wish 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 to the RMCI Qualification

5 year revalidation fees

The fees for the two part 5 year revalidation are:
Part One: the desk-based review is £325.00 (VAT exempt)
Part Two: the half-day online tutored seminar is £250.00 (VAT exempt)