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West Coast Powerboat Handling since 1994.



As of May 27, 2016 Transport Canada no longer requires Candidate Document Number (CDN) for candidates for SVOP, SDV-BS, Marine Basic First Aid.

SVOP - Time is up, 

As of November 7th, 2009, TransportCanada will now require that all Small Non-pleasure (Commercial) Vessel Operators have the Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) Training Certificate to transport passengers.  

This SVOP Training Certificate will also be required of Non-Passenger Carrying Vessel Operators by Nov 7th, 2010. 

This is a very basic course that normally does not provide operators with the necessary skills to navigate in the fog (restricted visibility) with radar or at higher speeds that exceed 10-12 knots (Not even the 60 ton  Limited Master’s Course includes this training). Small passenger and tour operators that have not provided their boat drivers with some electronic navigation training are in a high risk category. 

For more information please call

Bruce Stott

Director/ Chief Instructor 

West Coast Powerboat Handling 

A Transport Canada Approved Course Provider 

Cell: 250-656-2628

A Transport Canada Recognized Institution for
SDV-BS and SVOP courses.

Recognized Examiner for

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
and CPS-ECP. 

Sail Canada - Senior Powerboat & Senior Cruising Instructor Evaluator and Member School.