Just when you thought it was safe to go out on the water…..Transport Canada has proposed some changes to the SVOP
The validity of SVO certifications may be extended to operators of larger vessels (up to 12 meters long).
Nothing is finalised yet, but here’s what we know so far:
- Any changes to the SVOP course will not come into effect until late 2020, at the earliest
- Existing SVOP certificates will still be valid, but holders may have to take additional courses if they want to operate larger vessels (more than 5GT, less than 12m)
- The SVOP will probably be a few hours longer
We hope these changes will mean a “new and improved” SVOP for bigger boats. More information is available on our webpage: