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 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)

There are some exceptions!

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, Duncan, Campbell River and sometimes Tofino. 

Want More Details?

The requirements table below is drawn from the Transport Canada publication:
The Small Commercial Vessel Safety Guide.
We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

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