Nautical Training Transport Canada Certified
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.
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.
Note Transport Canada approved re-write is now possible in compliance with the Nautical deptartment QMS policy.
- All courses run from 0800 hours to 1700 hours each day.
- Please check the prerequisite for each course before registering in a class (always check with your local Transport Canada office to make sure you are registering into the right course with the right prerequisites).
- All courses have a capacity of 20 students, except SEN-O, which has a capacity of 8 students.
2018/19 Course Schedule
Questions? For information about registering for these courses, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Course Code||Course Name||Start–End Dates||Remarks||Prerequisites||Register|
|CG2||Cargo Work 2||Oct 24-Nov 14, 2018 |
Feb 25-Mar 15, 2019
|COMM||Communications||May 22-24, 2019||Register|
|CP1&2||Chart Work and Pilotage 1 & 2||Sep 17-Oct 18, 2018 |
Jan 7-Feb 6, 2019
CP 1 is 90 hours
|EPS||Electronic Positioning Systems||Nov 1-19, 2018||BCA||CP2, NS1||Register|
|GSK3||General Ship Knowledge 3||May 1-22, 2019||Not BCA||Register|
|MET1&2||Meteorology 1 & 2|| |
Apr 1-23, 2019 (MET 2 only)
MET 1 is 90 hours
|NS1||Navigation Safety 1||Oct 22-31, 2018 |
Feb 11-21, 2019
|SCS3||Ship Construction and Stability 3||Nov 19-Dec 14, 2018||Not BCA||MATH 058 recommended||Register|
|SCS3&4||Ship Construction and Stability 3 & 4||Jan 7-Feb 22, 2019||BCA||MATH 058 recommended||Register|
|SCS5||Ship Construction and Stability 5||Mar 25-May 13, 2019||BCA||MATH 058 recommended||Register|
|SEN-O||Simulated Electronic Navigation–Operational||TBD||(subject to TC approval and simulator upgrade)||EPS, ROC-MC, L&TW, six months of sea time||Register|
|Bridge Resource Management||Certificate of Competency and sea experience||Register|
|Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems||Computer experience (PC); prior experience with nautical chartwork||(Coming soon!)|
|Nautical Leadership and Management Skills||Certificate of competency min. officer level (Nautical, Engineering or Electro-tech), and at least 6 months of sea service||Register|
|Nautical Leadership and Teamwork||Register|
|Marine Advanced First Aid||Register|
Please see the Continuing Education Nautical web page for all upcoming courses – more coming soon!
Questions? For information about registering for these courses, please contact: email@example.com
Getting Started in Nautical Training
The following courses are offered through Camosun's Continuing Education department.
|Course Code||Course Name||Remarks||Register|
|DVS||Domestic Vessel Safety||Register|
|INC||Intro to Nautical Careers||Register|
|MBFA||Marine Basic First Aid||Register|
|ROC-MC||Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime Commercial||Register|
|SVOP||Small Vessel Operator||Register|
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.
L to R: Morteza Peivast (Program Leader, Camosun Nautical Dept), David Rutherford (Nautical student), Fred Fowler (BC Ferries) and Michael Derry (The Thermopylae Club)
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 PDF 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.
Master, Fishing Master, Deck Officer
Our programs are offered in conjunction with Transport Canada Marine Safety Branch.
Once you complete your program at Camosun and meet the requirements of Transport Canada, including obtaining experience at sea, you may be issued a Certificate of Competency PDF.
Refer to the Marine Personnel Regulations PDF 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.
Last updated: March 15, 2019 9:05 am