Small Vessel Training Requirements

Small Vessel Training Requirements

Here’s what you need to know. If you are operating a small commercial boat (less than 5 gross ton, up to 12 passengers, less than 25 nautical miles from shore), you will need the following minimum certifications:

  1. SVOP
  2. MEDA3
  3. ROCM
  4. MBFA (or other provincially recognized 2-day first aid course)

There are some exceptions! For more detailed information, Datum Marine services has provided you with a handy course requirement PDF so you know exactly what you need to get the training you are looking for. Please click on the link below to download your copy of the pdf.Datum small vessel training requirements table update June 2015Please email for more details or call 1-855-655-2628.

The above table is updated from a table found in a very useful Transport Canada publication The Small Commercial Vessel Safety Guide.


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