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Accreditation

Our certificates and courses meet the national accreditation training standards established by Transport Canada for the fishing, commercial and recreational marine industry. Provincially, we are accredited by The Private Training Institutions Branch of BC and internationally by Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd, the international classification society. We have also been granted Education Quality Assurance of B.C. designation that allows us to enrol international students holding study permits.

Course Registration

This page provides information on WMI’s Transport Canada accredited marine courses leading to a wide selection of Certificates of Competency and Proficiency. Click the Course Description links of each course to see both the course descriptions and any related Certificates of Competency. Please remember to type the course and dates in the Remarks Section of the registration form.

Courses, Availability and Pricing

Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Nov. 12, 2024 Nov. 17, 2024 $2500 OPEN
The purpose of the course is to provide training to navigation officers to operate ships in polar waters and to meet the mandatory minimum STCW requirements for the training and qualifications of masters and deck officers on ships operating in polar waters, specifically as these apply to Tables A-V/4-1 “Specifications of minimum standard of competence in basic training for ships operating in polar waters”.

Interested in this course? Please contact us to add yourself to the list.

Bridge Watch Rating Course

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Aug. 26, 2024 Oct. 23, 2024 $5,950 OPEN
Ladysmith Sep. 13, 2024 Nov. 08, 2024 $5,950 OPEN
This course introduces students who have little to no marine experience to all aspects of the mariner’s trade from vessel steering to signaling and flag communications. Students will learn how to work with various chain fiber and wire ropes (knots and splices); how to perform ship maintenance and assist with cargo handling procedures.

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Students must take MED STCW Basic Safety, MED STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft, Marine Basic First Aid, and ROC-MC or show evidence of having those certificates in order to obtain their Bridge Watch Rating certificate.

Cargo Level 2

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Surrey Nov. 12, 2024 Dec. 04, 2024 $2,220 OPEN
Ladysmith Feb. 27, 2025 Mar. 21, 2025 $2,220 FULL
Ladysmith Mar. 13, 2025 Apr. 04, 2025 $2,220 OPEN
This course provides students with the knowledge required to monitor the loading, stowage, securing, and unloading of cargo. Students will also gain knowledge of the effect of cargo including heavy lifts on the seaworthiness and stability of a vessel.

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Chartwork & Pilotage Level 1

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Steveston Sep. 09, 2024 Sep. 24, 2024 $1,850 OPEN
Ladysmith Oct. 21, 2024 Nov. 05, 2024 $1,850 OPEN
Ladysmith Jan. 06, 2025 Jan. 21, 2025 $1,850 OPEN
This course provides the student with the knowledge required to plan and conduct safe navigation, understand and make use of various publications, determine the ship’s position, and keep a log book and record of errors.

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Chartwork & Pilotage Level 2

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Aug. 06, 2024 Sep. 10, 2024 $2,950 OPEN
Ladysmith Sep. 11, 2024 Oct. 17, 2024 $2,950 FULL
Ladysmith Nov. 06, 2024 Dec. 11, 2024 $2,950 FULL
This course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of the practices and theory involved in piloting a vessel, including the theory of tides, effect of wind and currents, chart construction and projections etc

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Communications (Former Comm 1)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Sep. 16, 2024 Sep. 17, 2024 $575 OPEN
Ladysmith Dec. 12, 2024

Dec. 13, 2024

$575 OPEN
Ladysmith May 05, 2025 May 06, 2025 $575 OPEN
This course covers the International Code of Signals, Radio Aid to Marine Navigation, and Annual Edition of Notices to Mariners. It is required for: Fishing Master 3, Chief Mate 500GT-Domestic, WatchKeeping Mate-Near Coastal, Master 500GT, Master 3000GT and Master Mariner.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Dec. 16, 2024 Dec. 20, 2024 $1,800 FULL
Ladysmith Jan. 06, 2025 Jan. 10, 2025 $1,800 FULL
Ladysmith Apr. 07, 2024 Apr. 11, 2025 $1,800 FULL
This course provides training in the basic theory and operation of an Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS). It examines the use of ECDIS to enhance navigation safety and its use for practical passage planning and monitoring through the safe use of the equipment, its capabilities and limitations, and effective use of Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) and ECDIS related information. This course is now mandatory for all ECDIS fitted vessels.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Prerequisite: Chartwork & Pilotage Level 2

Engineering Knowledge Level 1

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Surrey Oct. 21, 2024 Nov. 01, 2024 $2,050 OPEN
Ladysmith Mar. 24, 2025 Apr. 04, 2025 $2,050 OPEN
Students will be introduced to the operation of small ship power plants and marine auxiliary machinery including stabilizers, sewage treatment plants, oily water separators, hydraulic systems, bow thrusters, and deck machinery. They will also gain an understanding of diesel and diesel systems as well as the operation of hydraulic systems, air receivers, propeller, propeller shafts, and firefighting systems

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

General Ship Knowledge Level 1

Not Currently Offered
This course is designed to provide fishing vessel skippers with the knowledge of the FAO, ILO, and IMO Code of Safety for Fishermen and Fishing Vessels. Topics to be covered include accident and pollution prevention, stowage and securing of catch and fishing gear, and safety for specific types of fishing.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

General Ship Knowledge Level 3

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Jul. 22, 2024 Aug. 14, 2024 $2,370 OPEN
Ladysmith Sep. 23, 2024 Oct. 17, 2024 $2,370 OPEN
Ladysmith Nov. 06, 2024 Nov. 29, 2024 $2,370 OPEN
Ladysmith Feb. 18, 2025 Mar. 12, 2025 $2,370 OPEN
This is a course designed to provide mariners with a basic knowledge of the Canada Shipping Act, Canada Labour Code and various other regulations, codes and orders

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Leadership and Teamwork

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Surrey Nov. 07, 2022 Nov. 10, 2022 $925 FULL
Ladysmith Apr. 03, 2023 Apr. 06, 2023 $925 FULL
This course is intended to provide seafarers with the knowledge, skill and understanding of leadership and teamwork at the operational level on board a ship, with specific focus on controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board. The course meets the requirements sets out in tables A-II/1, A-III/1 and A-III/6 of the STCW Code including 2010 Manila amendments.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Leadership & Managerial Skills

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Sep. 09, 2024 Sep. 13, 2024 $1,700 FULL
Surrey Oct. 07, 2024 Oct. 11, 2024 $1,700 OPEN
Surrey Mar. 10, 2025 Mar. 14, 2025 $1,700 OPEN
This advanced course is designed to provide students at the management level with the non-technical skills in human factors to control the operation of the ship and care for the people on board. This course meets the requirements of STCW 2010 Manila Amendments and Transport Canada TP 15337E.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Pre-requisite: Leadership & Teamwork. Students must have a certificate of competency at least at the officer level (Nautical, Engineering or Electro-tech) and at least 6 months of sea service after acquiring a certificate of competency at the officer level.

Marine Advanced First Aid (STCW 95)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Sep. 16, 2024 Sep. 20, 2024 $950 FULL
Surrey Nov. 04, 2024 Nov. 08, 2024 $950 OPEN
Ladysmith Dec. 02, 2024 Dec. 06, 2024 $950 FULL
Ladysmith Feb. 10, 2025 Feb. 14, 2025 $950 OPEN
This course covers material in the Transport Canada syllabus including a variety of topics from basic (such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, workplace-specific CPR, and prevention of disease transmission) to in-depth (such as sudden medical conditions, oxygen administration and injuries to the head and spine).

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Marine Basic First Aid (STCW 95)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Aug. 21, 2024 Aug. 22, 2024 $425 OPEN
Ladysmith Oct. 07, 2024 Oct. 08, 2024 $425 OPEN
Surrey Oct. 09, 2024 Oct. 10, 2024 $425 OPEN
Ladysmith Feb. 04, 2024 Feb. 05, 2024 $425 OPEN
Students will learn to apply immediate first aid in the event of an accident or illness aboard a vessel. Students will gain an understanding of first aid principles as well as safety information specific to the marine environment.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

MED Domestic Vessel Safety (Former MED A1/A2)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Aug. 12, 2024 Aug. 15, 2024 $1,085 OPEN
Steveston Sep. 03, 2024 Sep. 06, 2024 $1,085 OPEN
Ladysmith Oct. 01, 2024 Oct. 04, 2024 $1,085 OPEN
This course provides new Canadian seafarers sailing on passenger vessels, workboats, or fishing vessels on voyages in Canadian waters with the knowledge and skills to prevent shipboard incidents, including fire; prepare and respond effectively to onboard emergency situations or drills, and assist in their own survival and rescue.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

MED Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (Former MED A3)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status Column 1
This is the minimum basic personal safety training for seafarers working as crew members of small fishing vessels, workboats, or passenger vessels operating 25 miles or less offshore. It is required for the Small Vessel Operator Proficiency certificate.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

MED STCW Advanced Firefighting (Former MED B2 + C)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith June 10, 2024 June 14, 2024 $1,950 FULL
Ladysmith June 17, 2024 June 21, 2024 $1,950  OPEN
Ladysmith Sep. 23, 2024 Sep. 27, 2024 $2,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Oct. 07, 2024 Oct. 11, 2024 $2,200 OPEN
This practical firefighting course is for officers and senior ratings who will be in charge of a shipboard fire party. The course will provide participants with an understanding of the hazards associated with the marine environment: the prevention of shipboard incidents; rescue and abandonment: firefighting communications methods and practical firefighting organization and control. The course meets the requirements sets out in Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code including 2010 Manila amendments.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Pre-requisites: MED STCW Basic Safety Training (Former A1 + B2); WMI waiver; 16 years old

MED STCW Basic Safety Training (Former MED A1 + B2)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Aug. 19, 2024 Aug. 24, 2024 $2,800 FULL
Ladysmith Oct. 21, 2024 Oct. 26, 2024 $2,800 FULL
Ladysmith Oct. 28, 2024 Nov. 02, 2024 $2,800 OPEN
Ladysmith Nov. 18, 2024 Nov. 23, 2024 $2,800 OPEN
This course is made up of classroom lecture as well as practical firefighting, lifesaving, survival, and rescue exercises. The course meets the requirements for Personal Survival Techniques, Basic Firefighting, and Personal Safety and Social Responsibility set out in Table A-VI/1-1, Table A-VI/1-2 and Table A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code including 2010 Manila amendments.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Pre-requisites: WMI waiver; 16 years old

MED STCW Basic Safety Training Refresher

Currently Unavailable
Participants revisit knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in: personal life-saving appliances; survival craft and life rafts; rescue equipment and procedures; firefighting appliances and equipment; and firefighting procedures. This course meets the requirements of Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1, paragraph 3 of the STCW Convention.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Pre-requisites: MED STCW Basic Safety Training (Former A1 + B2); WMI waiver; 16 years old

MED STCW Survival Craft (Former MED B1)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith May 14, 2024 May 17, 2024 $1,400 FULL
Ladysmith June 04, 2024 June 07, 2024 $1,400 OPEN
Ladysmith June 11, 2024 June 14, 2024 $1,400 FULL
Ladysmith Sep. 24, 2024 Sep. 27, 2024  $1,700 OPEN
Ladysmith Oct. 01, 2024 Oct. 04, 2024 $1,700 OPEN
In this course, students will learn how to launch, operate, and recover davit-launched survival craft, life rafts and rescue boats, including actions to take when abandoning a vessel. Students will also learn how to safely evacuate a vessel, handle survival craft in rough weather, and use survival equipment and rescue methods, including helicopter rescue. The course meets the requirements sets out in Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code including 2010 Manila amendments.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Pre-requisites: WMI waiver; 16 years old

MED STCW Basic Safety Training + Survival Craft Refresher

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Aug. 26, 2024 Aug. 28, 2024 $1,850 OPEN
Ladysmith Oct. 21, 2024 Oct. 23, 2024 $1,850 OPEN
This refresher training course is designed to refresh seafarers’ skills in basic emergency duties through demonstrations, practical drills and exercises. This training will allow seafarers to renew both training ( STCW BST & SC) for a period not exceeding five years.

The course meets the requirements sets out in Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code including 2010 Manila amendments and does not require PTIB approval.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Pre-requisites: MED STCW Basic Safety Training(Former A1+B2) + Proficiency in Survival Craft (Former B1); WMI waiver; 16 years old

MED STCW Refresher (Basic Safety Training + Survival Craft+ Advanced Firefighting)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Aug. 06, 2024 Aug. 09, 2024 $2,175 FULL
Ladysmith Sep. 03, 2024 Sep. 06, 2024 $2,175 OPEN
The course combines the Basic Safety Training, Survival Craft, and Advanced Firefighting refreshers into a 4-day course for officers.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Prerequisite: WMI waiver; MEDs BST (A1+B2), SC (B1), and AFF (B2+C) certificates.

Meteorology Level 1

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Oct. 21, 2024 Nov. 05, 2024 $2,450 OPEN
Online Dec. 02, 2024 Dec. 17, 2024 $2,450 OPEN
This course provides students with the knowledge needed to use and interpret information from shipborne meteorological instruments. Students will learn about various weather systems, reporting procedures, and recording systems.

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Navigation Safety Level 1

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith July 02, 2024 July 09, 2024 $1,090 OPEN
Surrey Oct. 01, 2024 Oct. 08, 2024 $1,250 OPEN
Ladysmith Oct. 09, 2024 Oct. 17, 2024 $1,250 OPEN
This course provides students with thorough knowledge of the content, application, and intent of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea with Canadian Modification, 1983. Effective Bridge Teamwork Procedures and STCW codes dealing with navigational watch are also covered.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Navigation Safety Level 1 & Orals Prep

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Feb. 10, 2025 Feb. 21, 2025 $1,475 OPEN
Surrey Mar. 03, 2025 Mar. 13, 2025 $1,475 OPEN
As above plus oral preparation to reinforce requirements of Rules of the Road and Navigation Safety topics prior to Transport Canada oral exam for Certificate of Competency.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Restricted Operator Certificate – Marine (ROC-M)

Location  Date Hours Tuition Status
Ladysmith Sep 21, 2024 8 Hours $350 OPEN
This course is required for personnel operating a VHF equipped vessel in sheltered waters and Near Coastal Two.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Restricted Operator Certificate – Marine Commercial (ROC-MC)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Surrey Jul. 08, 2024 Jul. 10, 2024 $695 Cancelled
Ladysmith Jul. 17, 2024 Jul. 19, 2024 $695 FULL
Surrey Aug. 21, 2024 Aug. 23, 2024 $750 OPEN
Surrey Sep. 25, 2024 Sep. 27, 2024 $750 OPEN
This radio operator’s course is required for personnel in charge of a radio watch in Sea Area A1 (approximate 50 miles from shore on the BC coast) under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Pre-requisite: 18 years of age

Ship Construction and Stability Level 1

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Surrey Oct. 15, 2024 Oct. 28, 2024 $1,500 OPEN
Ladysmith Mar. 03, 2025 Mar. 14, 2025 $1,500 OPEN
This course provides students with the theory and practical knowledge of fishing vessel construction and stability with the aim of maintaining the stability of a fishing vessel in various conditions of load.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Ship Construction and Stability Level 2

Not Currently Offered
This course provides the student with knowledge of ship construction and vessels stability specific to large fishing vessels. Topics covered include catch handling, practical use of stability data supplied to fishing vessels, fishing vessel types and construction methods, and effect of vessel and gear modification on vessel’s stability.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Ship Construction and Stability Level 3

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Jan. 06, 2025 Feb. 04, 2025 $2,600 FULL
This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge of ship construction and vessel stability. Students will learn to perform various stability calculations, gain a working knowledge of the Canadian Loadline Regulation etc. with the aim of maintaining seaworthiness.

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Ship Construction and Stability Level 4

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Sep. 11, 2024 Nov. 04, 2024 $4,500 OPEN
Surrey Jan. 06, 2025 Feb. 26, 2025 $4,500 OPEN
Ladysmith Jan. 06, 2025 Feb. 26, 2025 $4,500 OPEN
This course provides students with in-depth knowledge and application of stability, trim and stress tables, diagrams and stress calculating equipment with the aim of maintaining the seaworthiness of a vessel. Students also gain an understanding of actions needed to prevent and deal with the loss of intact buoyancy.

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Ship Management Level 2

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Online Jan. 27, 2025 Feb. 11, 2025 $2,300 OPEN
Students will acquire knowledge of the Canada Shipping Act-2001, Marine Personnel Regulations, Pilotage Act and Canada Labour Code, Part II. Some of the regulations to be covered include: Shipping Casualty Reporting Regulations; Shipping Inquiries Investigation Rules; Potable Water Regulations for Common Carriers; Vessel Certificates Regulations; Quarantine Regulations; Charter parties and bills of lading; and Shipping Inquiries Investigations Rules.

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Simulated Electronic Navigation – Limited (SEN-L)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Nov. 12, 2024 Nov. 15, 2024 $1,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Mar. 31, 2025 Apr. 03, 2025 $1,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Apr. 14, 2025 Apr. 17, 2025 $1,200 OPEN
Most Certificates of Competency now require the holder to have completed a course in Simulated Electronic Navigation. The entry-level SEN course will provide the small commercial vessel watchkeeper with a thorough knowledge of the Rules of the Road as it applies to keeping a navigational watch while using RADAR.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Pre-requisite: Chartwork & Pilotage Level 1 or 2.

SEN – Electronic Positioning Systems (Former SEN 1A)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Online Jul. 31, 2024 Aug. 16, 2024 $2,800 Cancelled
Online Nov. 14, 2024 Nov. 29, 2024 $3,000 OPEN
Online Jan. 06, 2025 Jan. 21, 2025 $3,000 OPEN
Online Apr. 07, 2025 Apr. 23, 2025 $3,000 OPEN
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge of the principles, ability to use and the skill required for the correct operation of the navigational equipment.

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Please note: Knowledge of Chartwork and plotting would be beneficial in taking this course.

SEN – Operational (Former SEN 1B)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Aug. 19, 2024  Sep. 11, 2024 $4,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Oct. 15, 2024 Nov. 06, 2024 $4,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Oct. 17, 2024 Nov. 08, 2024 $4,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Jan. 22, 2025 Feb. 13, 2025 $4,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Jan. 27, 2025 Feb. 19, 2025 $4,200 OPEN
This Simulated Electronic Navigation – Operational level course is designed to provide the student thorough knowledge of the application of the Collision Regulations and principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch in a simulated environment while using electronic aids to plot the ship’s position and progress, and in a one-on-one ship situation to take necessary action to avoid collision without putting vessel at risk.

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Prerequisite: Chartwork & Pilotage Level 2, ROC-MC, SEN- EPS(Former SEN 1A), Navigation Safety Level 1

SEN – Management

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Sep. 16, 2024 Oct. 09, 2024 $4,200 FULL
Ladysmith Sep. 18, 2024 Oct. 11, 2024 $4,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Nov. 18, 2024 Dec. 10 2024 $4,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Nov. 20, 2024 Dec. 12, 2024 $4,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Mar. 03, 2025 Mar. 25, 2025 $4,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Mar. 05, 2025 Mar. 27, 2025 $4,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Jun. 02, 2025 Jun. 24, 2025 $4,200 OPEN
Ladysmith Jun. 04, 2025 Jun. 26, 2025 $4,200 OPEN
This course provides student with sufficient knowledge to make appropriate decisions in complex navigational situations including navigation emergency situations. To effectively plan, organize and manage a bridge team, to comply with the standards regarding watchkeeping and to handle the maneuver of a large vessel in confined water in a simulated environment. Also, the student will be able to effectively coordinate a search and rescue operation. At the end of the training, the student will prepare and execute a voyage plan from berth to berth using the necessary instruments and publications while assuming the duties and responsibilities of the master aboard ships having specified maneuvering characteristics.

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Prerequisite: Chartwork & Pilotage Level 2, ROC-MC, SEN- EPS(Former SEN 1A), SEN-O (Former SEN 1B)

Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Surrey Sep. 10, 2024 Sep 19, 2024 $1800 OPEN
Ladysmith Nov. 19, 2024 Nov. 28, 2024 $1800 OPEN
The holder of a Small Vessel Machinery Operator Certificate may act as Chief Engineer or Watchkeeping Engineer on a motor vessel. The certificate is valid on small passenger vessels and workboats with various restrictions based on the vessel’s propulsive power engine size as well as area and duration of operations.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Pre-requisites: Marine Basic First Aid and MED Basic Safety

Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP)

Location Course End Date Tuition Status
Ladysmith Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) Sep. 16-19, 2024 $795 OPEN
Ladysmith MED Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (MED A3) Sep. 20, 2024 $360 OPEN
Ladysmith Restricted Operator Certificate-Marine (ROC-M) Sep. 21, 2024 $350

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Surrey Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) April 28-May 01, 2025 $795 OPEN
Surrey MED Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (MED A3) May 02, 2025 $360 OPEN
Surrey Restricted Operator Certificate-Marine (ROC-M) May 03. 2025 $350 OPEN
The SVOP provides basic theoretic knowledge to those with specified practical skills and experience in small commercial power-driven vessels less than 5 gross tonnage or fishing vessels less than 15 gross tonnage. In addition to the SVOP Certificate, vessel operator must also hold valid MED, ROC and Marine Basic First Aid certificates.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Supervision of an Oil Transfer Operation (Parts A & B)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
TBD
Part A is designed for seafarers who are newly involved with the supervision of oil transfers within the marine industry. This certificate is valid for 30 months, during which time the student is required to acquire three months of operational and supervised industry experience (Part B) in preparation of Part C of the certification.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.

Pre-requisites: MED Basic Safety , Restricted Operator Certificate – Marine Commercial; valid Seafarer’s Medical; signed WMI waiver.

Supervision of an Oil Transfer Operation (Part C)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
  TBD      
SOTO – Part C is designed for existing certified personnel serving in the industry and new seafarers who have successfully completed Parts A and B. Topics covered in Part A and C include personal safety and health hazards, properties of hydrocarbons and fire hazards, pipeline layout and theory etc.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this course.