Course Guide

Marine Training Courses

Our Centre for Marine Training and Research (CMTR) is recognized as central Canada’s marine centre of excellence. As a leader in marine innovation, customized training, research and development, we pride ourselves on delivering industry-driven marine training and certification. We are focused on providing the highest standard of relevant training, delivered by expert instructors with extensive industry experience.

Marine first aid

Marine Basic First Aid and CPR

This is a Transport Canada-approved first aid and CPR course for individuals who need basic training for the marine industry. The course develops skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies, CPR Level A, AED (Automated External Defibrillation) and other topics including choking, airway and breathing emergencies and prevention of disease transmission. Marine Basic First Aid certificates are vaild for five years.

  • Course code: MARI 0121
  • Course length: two days (16 hours)
  • Course fee: $290

Marine Advanced First Aid and CPR

This Transport Canada-approved course provides comprehensive first aid and CPR training for individuals who need training for the marine industry. The course covers a variety of topics from basic first aid such as cardiovascular emergencies, CPR Level A, AED (Automated External Defibrillation) to choking, airway and breathing emergencies, prevention of disease transmission, toxicological hazards aboard ship, medical care of rescued persons and pharmacology.

Marine Advanced First Aid certificates are valid for five years. Marine Advanced First Aid is required by:

  • any person who wants to obtain a master’s or officer’s certificate or endorsement
  • any person designated to provide first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 1 or unlimited voyage
  • Course code: MARI 0099
  • Course length: four days (31 hours)
  • Course fee: $640

STCW MED courses

STCW Basic Safety Partial Online

This blended online theory with on-site practical course meets the requirements of the Standards of Training, Certification of Watchkeepers (STCW) Convention Regulation VI/1 and STCW Code Tables A-VI/1-1 (personal survival techniques), A-VI/1-2 (fire prevention and firefighting) and A-VI/1-4 (personal safety and social responsibilities). Participants acquire knowledge, understanding and proficiency in shipboard emergency procedures and response, lifesaving appliances, rescue and survival, lifeboats and life rafts, shipboard firefighting, firefighting equipment, pollution prevention and effective shipboard communication. Prerequisites: valid medical certificate or a Georgian College Medical Fitness Report, Marine Basic First Aid (Elementary First Aid, STCW A-VI/1-3) or Marine Advanced First Aid (Medical First Aid, STCW A-VI/4-1), minimum 16 years of age. Applicants who hold non-Canadian certificates must submit to the college a letter from Transport Canada verifying their Canadian equivalents.

  • Course code: MARI 0249
  • Prerequisites: minimum 16 years of age, Medical Fitness Report
  • Course length: 50.5 hours
  • Course fee: $2,250

STCW Basic Safety

This course includes theory and practical hands-on training in survival, personal safety, social responsibilities and firefighting. Students will gain proficiency through practical training exercises which include the use of fire extinguishers, firefighting equipment, firefighting breathing gear, life jackets, survival suits and inflatable life rafts.

  • Course code: MARI 0184
  • Prerequisites: minimum 16 years of age, Medical Fitness Report
  • Course length: six days (46 hours)
  • Course fee: $2,050

STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Partially Online)

This blended online theory with onsite practical course is a requirement for seafarers under the Standards of Training, Certification of Watchkeepers (STCW) convention of the International Maritime Organization. In the event that an emergency at sea requires a seafarer to abandon ship, this course prepares a student for the proficient use of lifeboats and life rafts. Further topics included in this course include rescue by helicopter and the use of signaling apparatus. Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years of age, Marine Medical Fitness Report

  • Course code: MARI 0250
  • Prerequisites: minimum 16 years of age, Medical Fitness Report
  • Course length: 32.5 hours
  • Course fee: $1,350

STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats

This course will develop knowledge and skills to safely launch and use survival craft and rescue boats. Training items include principles of survival, evacuation and helicopter rescue, and actions to be taken when aboard a survival craft. Also included are practice drills in launching and recovering lifeboats, launching life rafts and donning personal survival equipment.

  • Course code: MARI 0183
  • Prerequisites: minimum 16 years of age, Medical Fitness Report
  • Course length: four days (30.5 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,350

STCW Advanced Firefighting (Partially Online)

This blended online theory with onsite practical course is a requirement for seafarers under the Standards of Training, Certification of Watchkeepers (STCW) convention of the International Maritime Organization. This course is intended for officers and crew designated to control firefighting operations on large domestic vessels. Advanced firefighting tactics and leadership skills are developed through live firefighting exercises, lectures and hands-on demonstrations by experienced ship’s officers and fire fighters. Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years of age, STCW Basic Safety or equivalent, Marine Medical Fitness Report

  • Course code: MARI 0248
  • Prerequisites: minimum 16 years of age, STCW Basic Safety, Medical Fitness Report
  • Course length: 37 hours
  • Course fee: $1,650

STCW Advanced Firefighting

This course is intended for officers and crew designated to control firefighting operations on large domestic vessels. Advanced firefighting tactics and leadership skills are developed through live firefighting exercises, lectures and hands-on demonstrations by experienced ship’s officers and firefighters. At course completion, seafarers will have an understanding of the conduct of firefighting training for crew members, emergency response team leadership, management and control of injured persons, incident recording, crowd management, and search and rescue techniques.

  • Course code: MARI 0185
  • Prerequisites: minimum 16 years of age, STCW Basic Safety, Medical Fitness Report
  • Course length: five days (35 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,650

STCW MED Refresher Series (Partially Online)

This refresher series combines online theory with on-site practical training and includes Basic Safety Refresher, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats Refresher and Advanced Firefighting Refresher.

Officer Refresher: Basic Safety, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Advanced Firefighting

  • Course code: MARI 0253
  • Prerequisites: Medical Fitness Report, minimum 16 years of age, STCW Basic Safety, STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft, STCW Advanced Firefighting or equivalent
  • Course fee: $1,750

Rating Refresher: Basic Safety, Proficiency in Survival Craft

  • Course code: MARI 0251
  • Prerequisites: Medical Fitness Report, minimum 16 years of age, STCW Basic Safety, STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft or equivalent
  • Course fee: $1,350

STCW MED Refresher Series

This refresher series includes Basic Safety Refresher, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats Refresher and Advanced Firefighting Refresher.

Officer Refresher: Basic Safety, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Advanced Firefighting

  • Course code: MARI 0198
  • Prerequisites: Medical Fitness Report, minimum 16 years of age, STCW Basic Safety, STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft, STCW Advanced Firefighting or equivalent
  • Course fee: $1,750

Rating Refresher: Basic Safety, Proficiency in Survival Craft

  • Course code: MARI 0199
  • Prerequisites: Medical Fitness Report, minimum 16 years of age, STCW Basic Safety, STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft or equivalent
  • Course fee: $1,350

Small commercial boating

MED DVS – Domestic Vessel Safety

This course was developed to comply with the requirements of the Marine Personnel Regulations on minimum training in personal survival techniques and firefighting for Canadian seafarers sailing on board passenger vessels, workboats or fishing vessels engaged on a voyage in Canadian waters. The new DVS course replaces the old MED A1 and A2 courses.

  • Course code: MARI 0186
  • Prerequisites: Marine Medical, minimum 15 years of age
  • Course length: four days (26 hours)
  • Course fee: $950

MED SDV-BS – Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (MED A3) Online

The MED SDV-BS (MED A3) course is designed to provide safety training to new crew members in the marine industry that have no previous marine safety training. No prerequisites are required for this course. The MED (SDV-BS) is an introductory level course and serves as a prerequisite for more advanced marine safety training. The MED (SDV-BS) course is 9 hours in duration and as per Transport Canada, requires 100% attendance and participation in all activities before a training certificate can be issued.

  • Course code: MARI 0247
  • Prerequisites: minimum 15 years of age
  • Course length: 9 hours
  • Course fee: $280

MED SDV-BS – Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (MED A3)

The MED SDV-BS course is for crew members of small, non-pleasure vessels weighing less than 150 gross tonnes. This includes fishing vessels operating not more than 25 miles offshore and passenger vessels (not including ferries) with unberthed accommodations, only on Near Coastal 2 and sheltered waters.

At course completion, participants will possess the basic skills to better function in the marine environment. Topics include marine hazards and emergencies, marine firefighting, lifesaving appliances and abandonment, survival and rescue skills.

Please note: Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security may accept a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) for crew members in the following categories:

  • passenger carrying vessels less than eight metres and with fewer than six passengers sailing in sheltered waters
  • workboats (except tugs) less than eight metres, sailing not more than two nautical miles from shore and/or in sheltered waters
  • fishing vessels less than 15 gross tonnes, sailing not more than two nautical miles from shore and/or in sheltered waters

Please contact your local Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security office for clarification.

  • Course code: MARI 0029
  • Prerequisites: minimum 15 years of age
  • Course length: one day (eight hours)
  • Course fee: $280

Small Commercial Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) Online

A holder of an Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) certificate can operate certain small commercial vessels. This course has been tailored to meet the training needs of the small vessel master. Topics include stability, collision regulations, chartwork and pilotage, shipboard safety, pollution prevention, meteorology, the Canadian buoyage system, radar, and the use of marine charts to execute a voyage.

  • Course code: MARI 0246
  • Prerequisites: minimum 18 years of age, see note below
  • Course length: 28 hours
  • Course fee: $700

Small Commercial Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP)

In accordance with the Canada Shipping Act, all commercial and fishing vessels regardless of length must have a certified Master on board. A holder of a Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Training (SVOP) certificate can operate certain small commercial vessels and in some cases a Pleasure Craft Operator Card will be accepted by Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security.

The SVOP course has been tailored to meet the training needs of the small vessel Master and is accepted in lieu of a Master’s certificate. Topics include stability, collision regulations, chartwork and pilotage, shipboard safety, pollution prevention, meteorology, Canadian buoyage system, radar and the use of marine charts to execute a voyage.

NOTE: There are no prerequisites to take the SVOP course. However, the SVOP certificate alone is not sufficient to operate your vessel. If your vessel operates more than two nautical miles from shore, all crew members as well as the Master/Operator is required to have a MED A3 certificate.

At least one crew member or the Master is required to have either Marine First Aid or a provincially recognized first aid course of at least 16 hours in duration.

For further detailed information, please refer to the Marine Personnel Regulations or contact your local Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security Office.

  • Course code: MARI 0079
  • Prerequisites: minimum 18 years of age, see note below
  • Course length: four days (26 hours)
  • Course fee: $680

Bridge Resource Management (BRM)

Human error can be a major factor in maritime accidents. This five-day course is aimed at improving safety and efficiency on board as it deals with the development of human resources and managerial skills of masters, navigating officers and bridge watch-keepers. The BRM course is highly interactive, involving a number of group discussions, case studies and role play exercises using bridge simulators. Topics include situational awareness, communication skills, passage planning, bridge organization, leadership and teamwork, stress and fatigue, and relationship with pilots and crew

  • Course code: MARI 0105
  • Prerequisites: CDN
  • Course length: five days (30 hours)
  • Course fee: $2,575

Bridge Resource Management – Refresher (BRM-R)

This three-day course provides refresher training in the principles of Bridge Resource Management (BRM), operation of the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) and essential navigation skills to masters, chief mates and officers in charge of the navigation watch. This course uses case studies, seminar and simulator exercises to provide refresher training in situational awareness, error chains, communications and bridge team-pilot relationships. The course focuses on recent developments in the BRM field to keep the attendees current with accepted BRM practices.

  • Course code: MARI 0164
  • Prerequisites: full BRM course
  • Course length: three days (24 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,500

Bridge Watch Rating (Exam Prep)

This course is intended for mariners with a minimum of six months deck experience and will prepare them to challenge the TCMSS Bridge Watchman exam. Delivery will be a combination of theory and practical skills, including seaman’s obligations, safe working practices, review of general ship knowledge, gyro and magnetic compass, keeping a lookout, detached duties including communication systems and verbal communications, rope work and wire splicing. Other Transport Canada requirements include medical certificate, MED DVS (formerly MED A1), B1, B2, or STCW Basic Safety and STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats, Marine Basic First Aid and an eight-hour steering testimonial.

  • Course code: MARI 0065
  • Course length: seven days (48 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,170

Electronic Chart and Display Information System (ECDIS)

An Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) is a highly advanced and powerful navigational aid, specifically designed for enhancing safety at sea. Participants will be required to demonstrate proper use of the ECDIS equipment, including the use of navigational functions associated with route planning and monitoring; the ability to select, display and interpret relevant information; and knowing what proper action to take in case of malfunction.

  • Course code: MARI 0187
  • Course length: six days (40 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,300

Simulated Electronic Navigation Limited

SEN Limited is a 30-hour course intended for officers of commercial vessels over 60 gross tonnage and fishing masters. Attendees will gain knowledge of the principles, the ability to use and the skill required for the proper operation of typical navigation electronic equipment found on board a coastal vessel. Topics include plotting and charting exercises; basic knowledge of navigational instruments such as GPS, Echo Sounders, LORAN C and collision avoidance

  • Course code: MARI 0088
  • Prerequisites: Knowledge of Chartwork and Navigation Safety, CDN
  • Course length: 30 hours
  • Course fee: $825

Simulated Electronic Navigation 1A (SEN 1A)

At course completion, participants will possess a knowledge of the principles, the ability to use and the skill required for the correct operation of the following navigational equipment: radar, ARPA, radar plotting, satellite navigation (GPS/DGPS), Loran-C, gyrocompass, auto pilot, course recorder and echo sounder.

  • Course code: MARI 0003
  • Prerequisites: CDN
  • Course length: 15 days (120 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,850

Simulated Electronic Navigation 1B (SEN 1B)

At the completion of this course, participants will possess a thorough knowledge of the application of the collision regulations and the principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch in a simulated environment. Electronic aids will be utilized to plot the ship’s position and progress and, in a one-on-one ship situation, take necessary action to avoid collision without putting the vessel at risk.

  • Course code: MARI 0103
  • Prerequisites: 18 months sea time, knowledge of Chartwork (040/041), Rules of the Road (061/060), ROC-MC, SEN1A, CDN
  • Course length: 12 days (72 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,550 (Transport Canada examination fee is extra)

Simulated Electronic Navigation 2 (SEN 2)

This course will enable participants to make appropriate decisions in complex navigational situations, to effectively manage the bridge watch-keeping team and to comply with the standards regarding watch-keeping in a simulated environment. Participants will prepare and execute a voyage plan from berth to berth using the necessary instruments and publications, while assuming the duties and responsibilities of the master aboard ships having specified maneuvering characteristics.

  • Course code: MARI 0102
  • Prerequisites: SEN1A and SEN1B or or Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security approved qualifying service, ROC-MC, CDN
  • Course length: 13 days (84 hours)
  • Course fee: $2,900 (Transport Canada examination fee is extra)

Pilotage

This course will enhance the technical knowledge to complement the qualifications and experience of professional mariners to achieve competency to undertake pilotage duties throughout the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority (GLPA) districts. Deck officers who have successfully completed this program will be able to demonstrate that they have the skills needed to pilot the various rivers and ports in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence system.

These pilotage skills will include:

  • planning a passage in the district
  • conducting their ship safely and efficiently, avoiding obstacles to navigation
  • deciding what action to take in bad weather and in emergency situations
  • performing docking and departure maneuvers, canalling, anchoring and piloting in ice
  • Prerequisites: CDN, six months watch-keeping experience or company recommendation
  • Course length: five days (35 hrs)
  • Course fee: $3,700 per person

Ship-handling

The course examines the theory and practice of ship-handling. It includes an abundance of simulator time for attempting and mastering various maneuvers. The course is specifically designed and recommended for chief mates who will soon sail as master.

Subject matter includes the proper relationship between engines and helm for ship maneuvering; and, the effects on ship behaviour caused by wind, current, shallow water, banks, narrow channels and conditions of loading. Everything is reinforced by practical application exercises performed on the bridge and the simulators

  • Course code: MARI 0109
  • Course length: five days (30 hours)
  • Course fee: $2,350

Advanced Ship-handling

This course is based on sophisticated ship simulation which portrays both the vessel and the geographic areas in which the vessel is moving. Training in the simulator is provided by skilled Georgian College personnel who are guided by Canadian ship masters with many years of experience on the seaway.

The course is designed around major ship maneuvering evolutions, including traffic situations, arrival/departure, anchoring and maneuvering in channels. Programs can be tailored to specific shipping company operations, vessels and ports.

Please note: Changes to navigation courses will come into effect in 2018. Please refer to marinetraining.ca for the most up-todate information

  • Course code: MARI 0110
  • Prerequisites: Ship-handling
  • Course length: three days (20 hours)
  • Course fee: $2,300

Engineering

Propulsion Plant Simulator Level 1 – Ship Watch-keeping Practices (Partially Online)

This course is designed to provide knowledge of the safe and efficient operation of the ship’s machinery to watch-keeping engineers. Prerequisites: CDN #, minimum of 6 months of sea service performing duties related to an engineering position onboard a vessel OR applicant is registered with a Marine Engineer Cadet Training Program as defined in TP 8911.

  • Course code: MARI 0252
  • Course length: 88.5 hours
  • Course fee: $2,600 (TC examination fee is extra)

Propulsion Plant Simulator Level 1 – Ship Watch-keeping Practices

This course is designed to provide knowledge of the safe and efficient operation of the ship’s machinery to watch-keeping engineers. Upon successful completion of this course, partcipants will receive a training certificate that is required to obtain one of the following certificates of competency or endorsement:

  • Third-Class Engineer, Steamship or Motor Ship
  • Fourth-Class Engineer, Steamship or Motor Ship
  • Watch-keeping Engineer, Motor-Driven Fishing Vessel
  • Maintenance Supervisor MOU/Self-Elevating

Prerequisites: CDN. Entry to this course is open to individuals with basic marine background and knowledge and to marine engineers who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the operation and control of the machinery installation of a modern merchant ship. However, the following prerequisites are to be complied with:

  • an applicant has completed a minimum of six months of sea service performing duties related to an engineering position on board a vessel
  • an applicant is registered with a Marine Engineer Cadet Training Program as defined in TP 8911
  • Course code: MARI 0170
  • Course length: 14 consecutive days (80 hours)
  • Course fee: $2,100 (TC examination fee is extra)

Propulsion Plant Simulator Level 2 – Ship Management Practices

This course is designed to provide knowledge of corrective actions to be taken in problem-solving in the recognition of signs and symptoms of a deteriorating function of ships’ machinery. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a training certificate that is required to obtain one of the following certificates of competency or endorsement:

  • First-Class Engineer, Steamship or Motor Ship
  • Second-Class Engineer, Steamship or Motor Ship
  • Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/Surface
  • Chief Engineer Endorsement, Steamship or Motor Ship Prerequisites: CDN.

The following prerequisites and conditions are to be complied with:

  • an applicant must have obtained a certificate of competency at a minimum level of a Fourth-Class Engineer STCW endorsed
  • while holding at the minimum a certificate of competency at the Fourth-Class Engineer level, an applicant must have completed a minimum of six months of sea service, as engineer in charge of an engineering watch or in charge of the machinery, on board a vessel of at least 750 KW

  • Course code: MARI 0235
  • Course length: 12 consecutive days (60 hours)
  • Course fee: $2,250 (TC examination fee is extra)

Bridge Resource Management – Refresher (BRM-R)

This three-day course provides refresher training in the principles of Bridge Resource Management (BRM), operation of the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) and essential navigation skills to masters, chief mates and officers in charge of the navigation watch. This course uses case studies, seminar and simulator exercises to provide refresher training in situational awareness, error chains, communications and bridge team-pilot relationships. The course focuses on recent developments in the BRM field to keep the attendees current with accepted BRM practices.

  • Course code: MARI 0164
  • Prerequisites: full BRM course
  • Course length: three days (24 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,500

Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization

This course covers the design and development of different types of oil and chemical tankers, their operations and handling systems during loading, transit, discharge and washing, and the safe handling of their cargo. Topics include the chemical and physical properties of different cargo, electrostatics, basic gas principles, health and safety emergency procedures, and pollution prevention. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be issued a Transport Canada certificate for Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization and will be able to assume the duties and responsibilities related to the loading, discharging or transfer of cargo and the operation of cargo equipment.

  • Course code: MARI 0146
  • Prerequisites: STCW Basic Safety
  • Course length: eight days (60 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,650

Master certificates

Master Limited Under 60 Gross Tons (Exam Prep)

Every commercial vessel over five gross tons (including passenger vessels) must have someone on board with a Master Limited Certificate.

This course is intended for mariners wishing to attain certification to operate a small commercial vessel up to 60 gross tons. Topics include navigation safety, aids to navigation, meteorology, ship stability, shipmaster’s business, chart knowledge, coastal navigation and general seamanship.

This course includes classroom instruction as well as practical training and assessment utilizing Georgian College’s state-of-the-art simulators. Practically all types of small commercial vessels are simulated with all of the systems you might have on board your own vessel and more. Simulated exercises will include rules of the road and navigation systems, as well as ship-handling and maneuvering. Bring your sea legs as the sensation of motion is realistic and dramatic.

There are no prerequisites to take the Master Limited (under 60 gross tons) course.

Listed below are the additional Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security requirements for a Master Limited (under 60 gross tons) certificate:

  • TCMSS Marine Medical (must be obtained from TCMSS approved doctor)
  • Marine Basic First Aid • Marine Emergency Duties DVS (formerly MED A1, A2)
  • ROC-M radio licence or ROC-MC depending on area of operation
  • two months sea service, performing deck-related duties on a ship of not less than five gross tonnage

After the course is completed and all the requirements listed above are met, candidates will be required to contact TCMSS and complete the written, oral and practical examinations with a TCMSS examiner. Questions will be based on the area of operation, type of craft, number of passengers carried on board and type of equipment carried on board.

The Master Limited (under 60 gross tons) Certificate issued by TCMSS is vessel and area specific.

If you are unsure of the certification you need or if you are unsure if you meet the sea service requirements, please contact your local Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security office. Office locations and Transport Canada approved doctors can be found at tc.gc.ca.

  • Course code: MARI 0155
  • Course length: 10 days (80 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,530

Fishing Master Fourth Class of a Fishing Vessel 15 to 100 Gross Tons

The Fishing Masters IV Certificate is an internationally recognized designation issued by Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS). The holder of a Fishing Master, Fourth Class (FM IV) Certificate may act as a Master on board a fishing vessel of not more than 100 gross tons engaged on a near coastal 1 (up to 200 miles offshore) or sheltered waters voyage and as an officer in charge of a watch of a fishing vessel of any tonnage engaged on a near coastal 1 or sheltered voyage.

Candidates will be required to pass the following TCMSS examinations:

  • Chartwork and Pilotage Level 1
  • Navigation Safety Level 1
  • Ship Construction and Stability Level 1
  • oral examination on General Seamanship

Listed below are the additional Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security requirements for the Fishing Master IV certificate:

  • TCMSS Marine Medical (must be obtained from a TCMSS approved doctor) • Marine Advanced First Aid
  • SEN Limited • Marine Emergency Duties DVS (formerly MED A1)
  • ROC-MC radio licence

Sea service required

  • 12 months sea service performing deck duties on one or more fishing vessel that are six metres in length

If you are unsure of the certification that you need if you meet the sea service requirements, please contact your local Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security office. Office locations and Transport Canada-approved doctors can be found at tc.gc.ca.

  • Course code: MARI 0172
  • Course length: 150 hours
  • Course fee: available upon request

Master Limited 150 Gross Tons Domestic

The Master Limited 150 Gross Tons Domestic Certificate is a new certificate offered in accordance with the Canada Shipping Act 2001.

The holder of a Master 150 Gross Tons Domestic may act as:

  • Master on board a vessel of not more than 150 gross tons, engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2
  • Master on board a vessel of not more than 500 gross tons engaged on sheltered waters voyage
  • Master on board a vessel of not more than 150 gross tons engaged on limited voyage, contiguous waters, if endorsed as such

Listed below are the additional Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) requirements for the Master 150 Gross Tonnage Domestic Certificate:

  • STCW Basic Safety
  • STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft
  • STCW Advanced Firefighting • ROC-MC Radio Licence
  • SEN Limited
  • Marine Advanced First Aid
  • TCMSS Marine Medical (must be obtained from a TCMSS approved doctor)

Candidates will also be required to pass the following TCMSS examinations:

  • Chartwork and Pilotage Level 2
  • Navigation Safety Level 1
  • Meteorology Level 1
  • Ship Construction and Stability Level 3
  • General Ship Knowledge Level 3

Sea service required:

  • 24 months performing deck-related duties

If you are unsure of the certification you need or if you meet the sea service requirements, please contact your local Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security office. Office locations and Transport Canada approved doctors can be found at tc.gc.ca.

Please contact CMTR@georgiancollege.ca for course pricing and dates

Radio communications

Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Maritime Commercial (ROC–MC)

This course is intended for mariners serving on compulsorily fitted commercial ships within the North American A1 sea areas. It is compliant with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in the 1995 (STCW 95 Regulation IV/2). The material presented in this course covers the scope of the examination for the Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC) for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

  • Course code: MARI 0019
  • Course length: three days (24 hours)
  • Course fee: $625

GMDSS – General Operator’s Certificate (GOC)

This training course is intended for seafarers who require a Global Maritime, Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) General Operator’s Certificate in accordance with Section A-IV/2 of the STCW Code. Course content is a combination of theoretical delivery and practical operation of varied communication equipment.

Please note: Candidates must bring two citizenship/passport photographs for their GOC certificate.

  • Course code: MARI 0107
  • Prerequisites: 18 years or older
  • Course length: 10 days (70 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,275

Leadership and management

Leadership and Teamwork

This course is intended to provide the student with the knowledge, skill and understanding of leadership and teamwork at the operational level on board a ship. The course is designed to meet STCW requirements for the application of leadership and team working skills, in accordance with the 2010 Manila Amendments of STCW, specifically as stated in tables A-II/I, A-111/1 and A-111/6, A-111/1, a-III/6 (operational level) of the Annex A of the STCW Code.

  • Course code: MARI 0226
  • Course length: 24 hours
  • Course fee: $850

Leadership and Management

This course is designed to blend theoretical and practical skills necessary to be an effective shipboard leader. As a leader, a large part of your responsibility is anticipating issues and implementing directives and standard operating practices. Students will learn tools and management techniques to manage workload and resources, assess situations and manage risk within a team environment. This course is Transport Canada approved as per TP 15337E and meets the requirements of the STCW2010 amendment. Students must have a Certificate of Competency at least at the Officer Level (Nautical, Engineering or ElectroTech) and at least six months of sea service after acquiring a Certificate of Competency at the Officer Level.

  • Course code: MARI 0213
  • Course length: five days (35 hours)
  • Course fee: $1,350

Vessel Personnel with Security Responsibility

This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan to perform their duties in accordance with the Marine Transportation Security Act (MTSA), the Marine Transportation Security Regulations (MTSR), the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and the IMO model course as appropriate to the submission: (3.19, 3.26, 2.27). The aim of this course is to fully explain to vessel personnel their potential responsibilities on board their vessels. Those successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties under the Vessel Security Plan.

  • Course code: MARI 0194
  • Course length: 11.5 hours
  • Course fee: $590

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