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Small Vessel Operator Proficiency NAUT 1015

Ocean Navigation Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​The course is designed to meet minimum training of operators of commercial vessels, other than tugs and fishing vessels, up to 5 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and for fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2 (including an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron) or a sheltered waters voyage. This course is mandatory. There is no challenge exam. Students must be 18 years of age prior to using certificate. This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada, Marine Safety, TP 14692.​


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of the hazards associated with the marine environment and their own vessel, and the prevention of shipboard incidents.
  • Have the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate a small non-pleasure vessel in near coastal and sheltered waters under normal operating conditions, including darkness and restricted visibility.
  • Have additional knowledge on aids to navigation and seamanship to supplement individual experience.​

Effective as of Fall 2022


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