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Transport Canada Approved Maritime Certification Programs and Marine VHF Training in Gibsons & Powell River in British Columbia

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Located at Gibsons BC in Canada, Land’s End Marine Training provides Transport Canada approved marine safety courses and licenses. The company is authorized to issue the certificate as long as all the components are completed satisfactorily.

Land’s End Marine Training Instructors have Transport Canada Commercial Masters Certificate and comply with Transport Canada Quality Management and use certified texts and approved exams.


The Commercial Marine Industry is regulated by Transport Canada and as such, appropriate training is required. The Instructors have a wide variety of Skills, Experience and Certifications to aid you in your endeavors and gaining the marine training required.

Land’s End Marine Training has 2 locations to for training - Gibsons BC, and Powell River BC.

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Training Programs




Commercial Marine Training

  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Course - SVOP (4 days): The Small Vessel Operator Course or SVOP is 4 days of instruction as required by Transport Canada for people working on small commercial vessels.  It covers the minimum training of operators of commercial vessels, up to 5 gross tonnage, and for fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage.
  • Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDV-BS) (1 day): This course provides Basic Safety training for crew of non-pleasure vessels of not more than 150 gross tonnage operating not more than 25 nautical miles from shore. This course is for Crew Members of non-pleasure vessels including - Commercial Fishing, Crew Boats, Work Boats, etc.
  • Marine VHF Radio (ROC-M) (1 day): This course is required by law to operate a VHF radio 25 miles or less from shore.  The classroom course is a full day with practical simulations using proper radio procedure.

Last Updated: June 22, 2021