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The Passenger & Commercial Vessel Association is a Transport Canada Recognized Maritime Training Institution and is registered to offer the following courses:

  • Domestic Passenger Vessel Safety
  • Small Seasonal Passenger Vessel Safety (Certified Personnel)
  • Small Seasonal Passenger Vessel Safety (Non-Certified Personnel)
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficency (SVOP)

Access to the PCVA training program is available free of charge to all active Members of the PCVA.

Approved Trainers

Our Transport Canada approved trainers are authorized to deliver training under the PCVA training program. It is a requirement that all trainers be an employee of a Member Company in order to be an approved trainer. For a list of approved trainers in your area please contact

If you are interested in having one of your employees approved, please contact for details.

Training Materials

The PCVA maintains training materials for the courses authorized to provide. This includes a new series of videos specifically designed to supplement our training programme (available fall, 2019). If a member requires training materials, they are available in the secure section of the Member Resources section of the PCVA website.


Once training is completed, the PCVA will issue Transport Canada Certificates at a cost of $25 per trained crew member.

Please contact with any questions you may have.

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