Marine Emergency Duties (MED) A3 - March 2018

Marine Emergency Duties A3 is a day-long course in which participants are taught the skills needed to deal with emergencies while working on the water. The course is required those who work or intend to work on small non-pleasure vessels.


March 02, 2018


North Island College Ucluelet Centre


1636 Peninsula Road
Ucluelet, BC


This one-day Marine Emegency Duties (MED) A3 course teaches students how to best respond to marine emergencies in the coastal area. Topics covered include: maritime hazards and emergencies, emergency response, fire fighting, lifesaving equipment, abandonment, personal survival, signaling devices, and rescue response. 

MED A3 is required for crew on small vessels 5 ton or less (passenger and work boat) or 15 ton for commercial fishing, operating no more than 25 nautical miles offshore. If you require SVOP for employment, you will also need a MED certification (MEDA3 at minimum). 

Please note that MED A3 is not a first aid course. Please register in Marine Basic First Aid to gain the Transport Canada certified first aid skills needed to work on a small vessel. 

In order to be fully prepared to work on small vessels, be sure to register in these course also:

Small Vessel Operators Proficiency (February 26 - March 1, 2018) 

Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime  (March 3, 2018)

Marine Basic First Aid - (February 17 - 18, 2018 or April 21 - 22, 2018)





Course fee:

$205 plus taxes

How to register:

Register online through the link below (using course code MED-003), by phone at 250-726-2697, or in person at North Island College - Ucluelet Centre.