Activity licence for training personal watercraft operators

The training activities of personal watercraft operators is governed by:

  • Maritime Safety Act;
  • Regulation of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications “Requirements for the safe use of personal watercraft and training of personal watercraft operators, and certification format for personal watercraft operators”.

Requirements for the applicant

To obtain an activity licence, you must comply with the following requirements:

  • The applicant is a company registered in Estonia (including self-employed persons).
  • You possess the necessary technical equipment and competent personnel.
  • You do not have tax arrears or staggered tax arrears.

Cross-border operation

In case the undertaking is established and operates in maritime activities in another country of the European Economic Area but wishes to operate in Estonia as well, it must apply for an exempt from permit obligations.

Undertakings of a member state of the European Economic Area, who provide temporarily services in Estonia, do not need to submit an activity licence.

Information about operating in other member states of the European Economic Area can be found at an EUGO point of single contact of the relevant country.

Filling in and submitting the application

To obtain an activity licence, please submit an application and the following additional documents:

  • A curriculum (explained with a syllabus).
  • A list of technical equipment.
  • Materials certifying the qualifications and/or experience of your professional staff.
  • An overview of activities, which includes completing at least the theoretical and practical part of the studies.

You can submit the application:

  • digitally signed by e-mail to or
  • by mail to the Maritime Administration on the address Lume 9, Tallinn 10416.

Payment of the state fee

A fee of EUR 130 is paid for the review of the application of recognition for every working hour of the public servant of the Maritime Administration, but not more than EUR 2000.

The state fee is transferred to the bank account of the Ministry of Finance with the reference number 2900073119:

  • SEB Bank – EE891010220034796011
  • Swedbank – EE932200221023778606

Processing the application

The submitted application will be reviewed within 20 working days. You will be notified of the issue of the activity licence via e-mail.

The activity licence will be recorded in the Register of Economic Activities. If the information in the application is incomplete, you will be contacted via e-mail or by phone after the submission of the application.

The activity licence is valid indefinitely.

Changing the terms and conditions of the activity licence

If you wish to change the location of activities or other circumstances valid upon the issue of the activity licence, you must notify the Maritime Administration within 5 working days after the change.

Please submit the application for change to:

  • the e-mail address or
  • by post on the address Lume 9, Tallinn 10416.

Suspension of an activity licence and termination of economic activity

If you wish to discontinue activities in the selected field, please submit a written application to the Maritime Administration:

  • digitally signed by e-mail to or
  • by post to Lume 9, Tallinn 10416.

Revocation of an activity licence

If you violate or have violated the terms and conditions of the activity licence or the laws, your activity licence will be declared invalid.

The issuer or the activity licence may declare the activity licence invalid in the following cases:

  • bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings have been initiated against the undertaking;
  • the undertaking does not comply with the terms and conditions for issuing the activity licence.

The individual is notified of the decision to declare the activity licence invalid by e-mail or post.


National supervision is carried out by the Maritime Administration.

Contact details

Andres Kõnd, Maritime Administration, tel: +372 620 5750, e-mail:

Registry information and technical questions

Register of Economic Activities, tel: +372 668 7080, e-mail:

Last amended: 15-02-2017 11:42 | Compiled by: Maritime Administration