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Information • August 06, 2020 8:44 am • COVID-19: Safety Training & Screening for students • Read more…

Industry approved Marine Training Certification taught by industry professionals.

Advance your career as a professional seafarer or get the skills for an exciting, in-demand career at sea.

The Continuing Education and Contract Training department at Camosun College has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend its Continuing Education program as a result of the COVID-19 situation. Continuing Education programming will be revisited in the future once the college has financially recovered from the current crisis. Despite the Continuing Education closure, we wanted to inform you Contract Training will continue to operate. Nautical courses will continue to run on a contract basis during this time. Please contact us at coastalcentre@camosun.ca for more information.

With over 40 years of providing outstanding real-world training to thousands of seafarers, Camosun continues to deliver the practical skills, support and education you want to get the industry certification you need.

Our instructors are professional mariners with decades of experience. They have the information and experience to help you make informed career decisions, with up-to-date knowledge on the latest regulations from Transport Canada, Industry Canada, and the provincial government.

Nautical Careers

Courses range from Basic Safety Training to long duration courses leading to a Certificate of Competency as Master or Mate, issued by Transport Canada, Marine Safety Branch.

An outline of the examination and certification structure administered by Transport Canada, Marine Safety Branch is a great resource if you are considering a career in shipping.

To determine eligibility to write examinations, including assessment of sea service, eye sight and medical requirements and to establish which examinations must be written to complete a certificate contact your local Transport Canada, Marine Safety office with the name of the certificate sought.


Marine Certification

Refer to the Marine Personnel Regulations made pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act 2001 for information on Marine Certification.

A Candidate Document Number (CDN) is required by Transport Canada prior to issuing training certificates. It is strongly recommended that you contact Transport Canada and obtain a CDN prior to taking a course.

Nautical Awards

Congratulations to David Rutherford, recipient of the Watchkeeping Mate Award of Excellence for earning the highest aggregate marks on the Transport Canada examinations this year. This award was jointly provided by BC Ferries and the Thermopylae Club.

David also received the Marine Technology Award in Nautical Continuous Education, as the Nautical CE student who demonstrated the most interest in continuous education and improvement of knowledge.

For more information on financial awards available to students in Nautical training, please see the School of Trades & Technology Awards.

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L to R: Morteza Peivast (Program Leader, Camosun Nautical Dept), David Rutherford (Nautical student), Fred Fowler (BC Ferries) and Michael Derry (The Thermopylae Club)

Last updated: August 6, 2020 12:35 pm

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