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Small Vessel Operator Proficiency

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  • Duration

    4 days

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Small Vessel Operator Proficiency


Upon successful completion of all training components, in accordance with the Training Standard, trainees will receive a Transport Canada Training Certificate.

Target Group

Marine / Maritime


Must be at least 18 years of age.

CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS MAY NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN GEAR *Please check with Training Coordinator for clarifications*


- When checking in for training, please have your GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID with you (ie: Passport or Drivers Licences, etc.)



Course Contents

This program aims to provide new entrants, and those who require Transport Canada qualifications to operate small commercial vessels, with the knowledge and skills to obtain the Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) license.

The course is theoretical and does not, under Transport Canada's standard, require practical boat work. RONC can include practical boat handling and other skills if requested. Additional costs may apply.

This course meets the requirement for minimum training of operators of commercial vessels, other than tugs and fishing vessels, up to 5 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and for fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2 (including an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron) or a sheltered waters voyage. The course meets the requirements of Transport Canada.

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20 Orion Court, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4W6, Canada

+1 902 482 5558

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Mount Pearl

35 Beclin Rd, Suite 101, Newfoundland, Mount Pearl, A1N 5G4, Canada

+1 709 703 0026

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