Limited number of attempts:
The freebie is over. There will be no more endless going to the exam for free rides. The current regulations define three attempts to pass. This concerns both theory and practice. The problem lies in the fact that if one thing fails, the entire certification is steamed up. For example, having successfully passed the theory and failed one of the types of vessels in practice, at the last attempt, the entire certification is defined as unrecorded…And it really hurts.
Sorrow is trouble!
On the other hand, it is a good motivator for better training. A skill turned into a skill will pay off.
The inability to abandon the category:
According to the text of the regulations, there is no special mention of the ban or the possibility of abandoning one of the declared categories. Previously, this was also not separately prescribed, but the manual format of working with the application and the certificate allowed such a possibility.
The maneuver was used to obtain a certificate in the presence of a failed part of theory or practice. Let's say, well, it doesn't work out to hand over a jet ski, then I forgot to put on a vest, then I sat down wrong, then I overdid it with an approach. And because of him, such a bastard, it is not possible to get a certificate for a motorboat, and the deadlines are already pressing and I want to go to the water soon...! And now you already understand that you don't really need it and you can do without it perfectly. Upon arrival at the inspection, it was necessary to inform the inspector about this and the unconquerable category disappeared with the signature of the authorized person from the examination card, and the desired certificate was obtained within the prescribed time. The issue is resolved.
We do not yet know whether it will be possible to refuse one unreleased category to obtain a certificate for successfully passed ones. Will the electronic certification system allow this “feint with ears"?