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Standards of Training & Certification Watchkeepers (STCW)

Programs are laid out in accordance with the Shipping Act 2001, Marine Personnel Regulations. All of our courses are open to the public with their respective prerequisites listed in the course descriptions.

Select the program you are interested in to see a list of required courses.

Watchkeeping Mate and Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal

Your Transport Certificate of Competency as a Watchkeeping Mate allows you to be:

  • Officer in Charge of the Watch, Unlimited,
  • Chief Mate of a 3000 Gross Tonnes Vessel, Unlimited; or
  • Chief Mate of any Sheltered Water Voyages

As a Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal Transport Canada Certificate of Competency holder you can be:

  • Officer in Charge of the Watch, Near Coastal Voyages, Class 1;
  • Chief Mate of a 3000 Gross Tonnes, Near Coastal, Class 1; or
  • Chief Mate of any Gross Tonnes Ship in Sheltered Water Voyages.
Course Code Dates Hours Comments
Chartwork & Pilotage, Level 2 NAUT CP2 Sep 17-Oct 18, 2018
Jan 7-Feb 6, 2019
180 NS1 & CP2 are taken together
Navigation Safety, Level 1 NAUT NS1 Oct 22-31, 2018
Feb 11-21, 2019
60
Simulated Electronic Navigation, Level 1A NAUT SEN1A Nov 6–Dec 4, 2017 120
Radio Operator Certificate, MC* ROC-MC TBD 28 Continuing Education Course
Ship Construction & Stability, Level 4 NAUT SCS4 Jan 7-Feb 22, 2019 270  
Cargo, Level 2 NAUT CG2 Oct 24-Nov 14, 2018
Feb 25-Mar 15, 2019
120  
Meteorology, Level 1 NAUT MET1 May 22–June 18, 2018 Cancelled
Oct 1-22, 2018
Apr 1-23, 2019
120  
General Ship Knowledge, Level 3 NAUT GSK3 May 1-24, 2019 120 GSK3, COM 1 & COM 2 are taken together
Communications, Level 1 NAUT COMM Mar 19–Apr 20, 2018
Jun 6-10, 2019
20
Communications, Level 2 NAUT COM2 (No longer offered) 20
Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems* ECDIS June 26–30, 2017 40 Continuing Education Course
Marine Advanced First Aid*   TBD   Continuing Education Course
Marine Emergency Duties Training        
Celestial Navigation – Level 2       Not required for Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal

*ROC-MC, ECDIS and Marine Advanced First Aid are regularly scheduled by the Continuing Education (CE) Department. Please consult the CE calendar and website for up-to-date schedules.

To successfully receive a Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada you must acquire sea service and/or necessary certifications as outlined by the marine personnel regulations document. Learn more.

Chief Mate & Chief Mate, Near Coastal

Once you have received your Chief Mate Certificate of Competency from Transport Canada, you can be:
  • Chief Mate of any Gross Tonnes Vessel, Unlimited;
  • Master of a 500 Gross Tonnes Vessel, Near Coastal, Class 1; or
  • Master of any Gross Tonnes Vessel, in Sheltered Waters Voyages
As a Chief Mate, Near Coastal Transport Canada Certificate of Competency holder, you’ll be:
  • Chief Mate of any Gross Tonnes, Near Coastal Waters, Class 1;
  • Master of a 500 Gross Tonnes Ship, in Near Coastal Waters, Class 1; or
  • Master of any Gross Tonnes Vessel, in Sheltered Waters Voyages.
Course Code Dates Hours Comments
Ship Construction & Stability, Level 4 NAUT SCS4 Jan 7-Feb 22, 2019 270  
Ship Management, Level 3 NAUT SM3 May 28–June 22, 2018 120  
Meteorology, Level 2 NAUT MET2 May 22–June 18, 2018 Cancelled
Oct 1-22, 2018
Apr 1-23, 2019
120
Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems* ECDIS June 26–30, 2017 40 Continuing Education Course
Marine Advanced First Aid*   TBD   Continuing Education Course
Cargo, Level 3        
Celestial Navigation, Level 2       Not required for Chief Mate, Near Coastal
Simulated Electronic Navigation, Level 2        
Engineering Knowledge, Level 1        
Navigation Systems and Instruments        
Deviascope       Not required for Chief Mate, Near Coastal

*ECDIS and Marine Advanced First Aid are regularly scheduled by the Continuing Education (CE) Department. Please consult the CE calendar and website for up-to-date schedules.

To successfully receive a Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada you must acquire sea service and/or necessary certifications as outlined by the marine personnel regulations document. Learn more about Chief Mate and Chief Mate, Near Coastal.

Master 500T, Near Coastal

Master 500 Gross Tonnes, Near Coastal Transport Canada Certificate of Competency graduates have the responsibility of:

  • Master of 500 Gross Tonnes Vessel, Near Coastal; Class 1
  • Chief Mate of a 3000 Gross Tonnes Vessel, Near Coastal, Class 1; or
  • Master of any Gross Tonnes vessel in Sheltered Waters Voyages.
Course Code Dates Hours Comments
Ship Construction & Stability, Level 3 NAUT SCS3 Nov 19-Dec 14, 2018
Jan 7-Feb 22, 2019
180 Delivered with Ship Construction and Stability Level 4
Cargo, Level 1 NAUT CG1 Cargo Level 2:
Oct 24-Nov 14, 2018
Feb 25-Mar 15, 2019
120 Currently not offered
May be substituted by Cargo, Level 2
Ship Management, Level 2 NAUT SM2 NAUT SM3: May 28–June 22, 2018 120 Currently not offered
May be substituted by Ship Management, Level 3
Meteorology, Level 1 NAUT MET1 May 22–June 18, 2018 Cancelled
Oct 1-22, 2018
Apr 1-23, 2019
120  
Communications, Level 1 NAUT COMM Mar 19–Apr 20, 2018
Jun 6-10, 2019
20 COMM & COM2 are taken together
Communications, Level 2 NAUT COM2 (No longer offered) 20
Marine Advanced First Aid*   Check CE Calendar   Continuing Education Course
Marine Emergency Duties Training        
Engineering Knowledge, Level 1       Currently not offered
Simulated Electronic Navigation, Level 2       Currently not offered

*Marine Advanced First Aid is regularly scheduled by the Continuing Education (CE) Department. Please consult the CE calendar and website for up-to-date schedules.

To successfully receive a Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada you must acquire sea service and/or necessary certifications as outlined by the marine personnel regulations document. Learn more.

Master 3000T, Near Coastal

As one of the highest Master Certificate holders, the Master 3000 Gross Tonnes, Near Coastal Transport Canada Certificate of Competency gives you the knowledge and ability to Master any 3000 Gross Tonnes Vessel, Near Coastal, Class 1 and Master any Gross Tonnes Ship in Sheltered Waters Voyages.

Course Code Dates Hours Comments
Ship Construction & Stability, Level 4 NAUT SCS4 Jan 7-Feb 22, 2019 270  
Ship Management, Level 3 NAUT SM3 May 28–June 22, 2018 120  
Cargo, Level 2 NAUT CG2 Oct 24-Nov 14, 2018
Feb 25-Mar 15, 2019
120  
Meteorology, Level 2 NAUT MET2 May 22–June 18, 2018 Cancelled
Oct 1-22, 2018
Apr 1-23, 2019
120  
Communications, Level 1 NAUT COMM Mar 19–Apr 20, 2018
Jun 6-10, 2019
20 COMM & COM2 are taken together
Communications, Level 2 NAUT COM2 (No longer offered) 20
Marine Advanced First Aid*   Check CE Calendar   Continuing Education Course
Marine Emergency Duties Training       Currently not offered
Navigation Safety, Level 2       Currently not offered
Engineering Knowledge, Level 1       Currently not offered
Simulated Electronic Navigation, Level 2       Currently not offered

*Marine Advanced First Aid is regularly scheduled by the Continuing Education (CE) Department. Please consult the CE calendar and website for up-to-date schedules.

To successfully receive a Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada you must acquire sea service and/or necessary certifications as outlined by the marine personnel regulations document. Learn more.

Master, Near Coastal

As a Master, Near Coastal Certificate holder you can master any gross tonnes vessel on near coastal voyages, class 1.

Course Code Dates Hours Comments
Ship Construction & Stability, Level 4 NAUT SCS4 Jan 7-Feb 22, 2019 270  
Ship Management, Level 3 NAUT SM3 May 28–June 22, 2018 120  
Ship Construction & Stability, Level 5 NAUT SCS5 Mar 25-May 13, 2019 270 Block Credit Approved
Meteorology, Level 2 NAUT MET2 May 22–June 18, 2018 Cancelled
Oct 1-22, 2018
Apr 1-23, 2019
120  
Communications, Level 1 NAUT COMM Mar 19–Apr 20, 2018
Jun 6-10, 2019
20 COMM & COM2 are taken together
Communications, Level 2 NAUT COM2 (No longer offered) 20
Radio Operator Certificate* ROC-MC TBD 28 Continuing Education Course
Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems* ECDIS June 26–30, 2017 40 Continuing Education Course
Marine Advanced First Aid*   Check CE Calendar   Continuing Education Course
Navigation Safety, Level 2       Currently not offered
Engineering Knowledge, Level 2       Currently not offered
Simulated Electronic Navigation, Level 2       Currently not offered
Ship Management, Level 4       Currently not offered
Cargo, Level 3       currently not offered
Navigation Systems and Instruments       Currently not offered

*Marine Advanced First Aid, ROC-MC and ECDIS are regularly scheduled by the Continuing Education (CE) Department. Please consult the CE calendar and website for up-to-date schedules.

To successfully receive a Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada you must acquire sea service and/or necessary certifications as outlined by the marine personnel regulations document. Learn more.

Master Mariner

As a Master Mariner, you will hold the highest level of nautical certification allowing you to master any gross tonnes, unlimited after obtaining the Watchkeeping Mate certification, including 12 months on voyages outside the Great Lake Basin where the distance between extreme ports called at during those voyages is more than 500 nautical miles.

Course Code Dates Hours Comments
Ship Construction & Stability, Level 4 NAUT SCS4 Jan 7-Feb 22, 2019 270  
Ship Management, Level 3 NAUT SM3 May 28–June 22, 2018 120  
Ship Construction & Stability, Level 5 NAUT SCS5 Mar 25-May 13, 2019 270 Block Credit Approved
Meteorology, Level 2 NAUT MET2 May 22–June 18, 2018 Cancelled
Oct 1-22, 2018
Apr 1-23, 2019
120  
Communications, Level 1 NAUT COMM Mar 19–Apr 20, 2018
Jun 6-10, 2019
20 COMM & COM2 are taken together
Communications, Level 2 NAUT COM2 (No longer offered) 20
Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems* ECDIS June 26–30, 2017 40 Continuing Education Course
Marine Advanced First Aid*   Check CE Calendar   Continuing Education Course
Navigation Safety, Level 2       Currently not offered
Engineering Knowledge, Level 2       Currently not offered
Simulated Electronic Navigation, Level 2       Currently not offered
Celestial Navigation, Level 2       Currently not offered
Ship Management, Level 4       Currently not offered
Cargo, Level 3       currently not offered
Navigation Systems and Instruments       Currently not offered
Deviascope       Currently not offered

*Marine Advanced First Aid, ROC-MC and ECDIS are regularly scheduled by the Continuing Education (CE) Department. Please consult the CE calendar and website for up-to-date schedules.

To successfully receive a Certificate of Competency by Transport Canada you must acquire sea service and/or necessary certifications as outlined by the marine personnel regulations document. Learn more.

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