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Transport Canada Approved Small Non-Pleasure Vessel Operator Proficiency, Marine Emergency Duties, and Pleasure Craft Operator Card Training in Canada

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Located at Edson (Alberta) in Canada, ITE Training & Consulting is a Recognized Institute for Transport Canada Marine Personnel Training Courses & Certificates. ITE provides approved commercial operator and crew training as well as hands-on practical training for on-water professional and workers.

ITE can provide course packages to meet your staff needs and all courses are available as classroom and hands-on or just classroom depending on your needs and your occupational OH&S requirements. The training programs are for Spill Responders, SAR/Fire/Rescue, Marine Enforcement, Biological and Environment, and Commercial Guides & Tours Personnel


ITE Training & Consulting is located at Edson, Alberta, Canada.

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Training Programs




Transport Canada Courses

  • Small Non-Pleasure Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) (3-4 days):  This is a 3 day -9 hours/day or 4 day -7 hours/day (26 hour) course to meet the needs of small vessel masters (operators) of passenger vessels and workboats under 5 gross tons, and fishing vessels under 15 gross tons operating up to 25 nautical miles offshore (Sheltered and Near Coastal Class 2 Waters).
  • Marine Emergency Duties A3 (MED A3) (1 day): Small Non-Pleasure Vessel Basic Safety is a one-day (8 hour) course for crew (not operators) on vessels up to 150 gross tons operating not more than 25 nautical miles off shore and passenger vessels (not including ferries) on Sheltered and Near Coastal Class 2 Waters. This is a mandatory Transport Canada course required by all crew on most Commercial (Non-Pleasure) Vessels.

PCOC Courses

  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC): This course is the standard Canadian Coast Guard approved certification required by anyone who operates a Pleasure Craft. ITE has partnered with Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons to provide this course ITE tailors the course for your particular group (i.e. school groups, canoe clubs, boat racing associations, commercial operators)

Last Updated: June 20, 2021