The ICC document, plus its CEVNI endorsement, is required for all (not just 'foreigners' whoever they might be) cruising European waterways. Regulations have meant that the exams have had to be taken within the country issuing the documents. This is set to change. I understand (but I am NOT a boating
legislative expert) that the decision to change this has been made, but not yet ratified.
" . . "The revision of Resolution 40 (ICC) had been put to the Working Party at the June meeting. It was agreed by this WP and it was decided then to propose it to the full session in October. This was the meeting I mentioned and it did indeed accept the revised resolution without any change and asked the Secretariat to publish it to the Government
members of UNECE. The main objective was, as you say, that from now, Governments that have accepted the ICC should also accept that they can legally issue ICC's to citizens of any state (including USA and Canada) even if they are not resident in the Government's country provided they have passed that country's navigation
test, including the CEVNI test for those wanting to navigate on inland waterways or, in other words, provided thay are confident in the applicant's ability to navigate safely in Europe
- which is, after all, the objective.
Now, this means that the new text will be sent to all members of UNECE and all Governments will be asked to accept it and to inform the Secretariat when they have done so. But it is difficult to say when this will be actually promulgated in each state. . . "
See also Red Sky at Night » CEVNI for Non-EU Citizens