Important student information

When you become a marine student, you become part of the Georgian community. Learn more about our campus policies, procedures and frequently asked questions.

Campus information

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 service hours

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.

There are other food options (fast food, restaurants, Tim Hortons, grocery stores) within a 15-minute walk or short drive of the campus.

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.

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.

Campus location

Georgian College Owen Sound Campus
1450 8th St.E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5R4
519.376.0840, option 6

Student administration

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.

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.

Course dates and tuition

All course dates and tuition/fees are subject to change.

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 FEES, with your student number as the account number. Full payment is required a minimum of five days prior to the start of class.

Student policies

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.

Course cancellations and closures

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.

Marine documentation

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.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How do I register for courses?Georgian College Chevron

Please refer to our Get started page for details.

How do I get to Owen Sound? Where can I stay?Georgian College Chevron

Please visit our maps and directions webpage and our transit webpage, and learn about housing options.

What courses do you offer?Georgian College Chevron

Please refer to the Marine Training Courses page.

Where is the nearest Transport Canada office?Georgian College Chevron

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.

Where can I get a marine medical in Owen Sound?Georgian College Chevron

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.

Contact the Centre for Marine Training and Research

For more information, contact us today!

Phone: 519.376.0840, option 6
Toll-free: 1.866.468.3225

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