This is a stand-alone course addressing the particular needs for some minimum standards of training for operators of:
Commercial vessels, other than tugs, up to 15 Gross Tonnage operating not more than 25 miles offshore.
Fishing vessels up to 15 Gross Tonnage or 12 meters overall length operating not more than 25 miles offshore.
Passenger vessels, work-boats, sport fishing charters.
This is a 26 hour course and is done in 4 days from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day The course ends with a 50-question exam which if successfully completed gives you your certificate. C.D.N. numbers are no longer a Mandatory requirement of Transport Canada.
The new draft, for the SVOP course changes, has been issued; the course will be increasing to a 32 hour course with 3- 6 hour modules for passengers, tug boats or commercial fishing.. The target date for the new SVO-C, Small Vessel Operator Certificate is late 2020. Current SVOP participants will be grandfathered in.
PRICE: $575.00 per person (includes manual, (GST extra). Students must have parallel rulers and dividers to complete the chart section. These can be purchased at the time of registration or at class by prior arrangement.
Classes for 2020: May 23-26 ( sorry Full), June 13-16 ( 3 spaces left), July 4-7, August 22-25, September 19-22, October 17-20, November 10-13 and December 12-15. Call the office for further COVID-19 rules and updates.
(Note: This course certificate qualifies under CSA rules as an Equivalent to the PCOC card. In other words if you already have this you do not require getting a PCOC.)