General information

LOCATION
Georgian College Owen Sound Campus
1450 8th St.E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5R4
519.376.0840 ext. 2601

TRANSPORT CANADA MARINE SAFETY AND SECURITY TRAINING CERTIFICATE AND EXAM FEES
A Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) training certificate will be issued upon successful completion of course hours and exams, as required by TCMSS. The examiner from TCMSS will request an examination fee of $55 for the PPS, SEN 1 and SEN 2 exams. Payment by certified cheque (payable to Transport Canada) is acceptable. We will require your Candidate Document Number issued by TCMSS.

NOTE: If you are requesting a reprint of a TCMSS training certificate, you must include a letter of explanation outlining the circumstances, plus a copy of the lead page in your discharge book. If you do not have a discharge book, we require a copy of your driver’s licence. This does not automatically guarantee the replacement of the TCMSS training certificate. A charge of $54 applies and must be paid in advance.

CANDIDATE DOCUMENT NUMBER (CDN)
Persons who require a Canadian Maritime Document or other Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) documents, issued by or on behalf of TCMSS under Part 3 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (CSA 2001), must first obtain a Candidate Document Number (CDN). Applications for a CDN can be obtained from the TCMSS  website.

NOTE: As of May 2016, Candidate Documentation Numbers are no longer required for enrolling in STCW MED courses, non-STCW MED courses, Marine Basic First Aid or Marine Advanced First Aid. However, they are required for candidates applying for Certificates of Proficiency or Certificates of Competency. Please note that a CDN will continue to be a prerequisite for all non-MED courses such as those designated as navigation or engineering courses. Please refer to individual course requirements for more information.

ATTENDANCE POLICY
Candidates must have a minimum of 90 per cent attendance for in-class/theory portion. However, attendance must be 100 per cent in skill demonstration to obtain the TCMSS training certificate. 90 per cent attendance is only to accommodate force majeure circumstances that may prevent a candidate from achieving full 100 per cent attendance.

CLOSURE DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
Georgian College will remain open for all classes and services unless extreme weather conditions dictate closure or class cancellation. The safety of staff, students and visitors, accessibility of the campus, operational status of public transit, road condition reports, closure of nearby campuses, schools, businesses and highways will all be taken into consideration when making a decision. Closure of the college and widespread cancellation of classes will be announced on our website and on local radio stations. Please note that in some cases, the Centre for Marine Training and Research may remain open despite campus closures.

CLASS HOURS
Class start times vary and dates generally include weekends. Please check your confirmation material for your class start time. If changes occur to the class start time, you will be notified either by phone or email.

FOOD SERVICES
The cafeteria (Owen Sound MarketPlace) is open Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Owen Sound MarketPlace is closed on evenings and weekends.  On campus, you will find common areas that have a fridge and microwave if you would like to bring your own meals, as well as coffee makers. There are other food options (fast food, restaurants, Tim Hortons, grocery stores) within a 15-minute walk or short drive of the campus.

TUITION AND OTHER FEES
All fees are subject to review and may be changed. Some course fees are subject to HST.  Income tax receipts will be available online to eligible students at the end of February.

PAYMENT METHODS
Payment must be made at time of registration by email, mail, phone or in person. Payments can be made by credit card, certified cheque or money order. Personal cheques are not accepted. Payment can also be made at a bank, payable to “Georgian College Tuition,” with your student number as the account number. Full payment is required a minimum of five days prior to the start of class.

COURSE DATES AND TUITION
All course dates and tuition/fees are subject to change.

COURSE CANCELLATIONS AND TRANSFERS
Each course offered at the CMTR must meet a minimum enrolment. If an activity is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment, registrants will be notified. Registrants may transfer to another course or seminar in the same semester or receive a full refund. Georgian College’s Centre for Marine Training and Research cannot be held responsible or liable for any other fees, such as but not limited to, travel, hotels, loss of work, etc., which are outside of our control.

COURSE TRANSFER AND REFUND POLICY
Withdrawals made five full business days or more before the training date will be eligible for a refund, less a $50 administration charge. Registrants who withdraw from a course less than five full business days prior to the start of the course are not entitled to a refund. Transfers into another course can be completed up to five full business days before the training date. Payments made by credit card will be refunded to the credit card on request. All other refunds will be paid by cheque. Please allow three weeks processing time.

NOTE: Registrants who fail to attend scheduled activities are not entitled to a refund.

PHOTO ID
The Centre for Marine Training and Research must verify the identity of all course participants.  Please be advised you will be asked to provide photo ID on the first day of class.

FAQs

Q. How do I register for courses?
A. Please refer to the Register page for details.

Q. How do I get to Owen Sound?  Where can I stay?
A. Please refer to the Accommodation and Transportation page for details.

Q. What courses do you offer?
A. Please refer to the Marine Courses page.

Q. Where is the nearest Transport Canada office?
A. The nearest Transport Canada office is in Toronto, located at 4900 Yonge St. Please refer to Transport Canada for a full list of offices in Ontario.

Q. Where can I get a marine medical in Owen Sound?
A. The local designated doctor for performing marine medicals is Dr. Daniel Whittle (519.470.3030). For a full list of doctors who can perform marine medicals, please refer to the list of Marine Medical Examiners supplied by Transport Canada.