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 certificates. You can get these certifications in just 8-days:
SVOP - Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
SDV-BS - Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (formerly MED A3)
ROC-M - Restricted Operator Certificate Marine Radio License
MBFA (or other provincially recognized 2-day first aid course)
For more detailed information, Datum Marine services has provided you with a handy course requirement chart so you know exactly what you need to get the training you are looking for. Click on the button below to download your copy of the chart [PDF]. We run regular SVOP, SDVBS and ROCM courses in Vancouver (Richmond), Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River and sometimes Tofino.