As of May 27, 2016 Transport Canada no longer requires
Candidate Document Number (CDN) for candidates for SVOP, MED A3, 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,
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
West Coast Powerboat
Transport Canada Approved Course Provider
Cell: 250-656-2628 www.westcoastpowerboathandling.com