Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) - February 2018

Register for this course to gain the knowledge and skills required to operate a small commercial vessel, such as a whale-watching, sport-fishing, or crew boat. Upon course completion participants will receive Transport Canada certification.


February 26 - March 01, 2018


North Island College Ucluelet Centre


1636 Peninsula Road
Ucluelet, BC


In this 4-day Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) course, students will gain the knowledge, skills, and certification required to operate small commercial vessels including:

  • vessels (other than tugs and fishing vessels) up to five gross tonnes engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or sheltered waters voyage, and
  • fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2, or sheltered waters voyage.

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

Marine Emergency Duties (MED) A3 (March 2, 2018)

Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime  (March 3, 2018)

Marine Basic First Aid - (December 9 - 10/2017, February 17 - 18/2018, or April 21 - 22/2018)



Course fee:

$565 plus taxes

How to register:

Register online through the link below (using course code NAU-005), by phone at 250-726-2697, or in person at North Island College - Ucluelet Centre.