Marine training and certification of individuals


Applying for a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, training and certification of seafarers, Canadian Coast Guard College.


Services and information

Proof of competency for recreational boaters

How to get or replace a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), age restrictions for boating, requirements for foreign boaters.

Training, examination and certification of seafarers

Standards for marine education, marine medical training, seafarer certification, registry and records.


Canadian Coast Guard training

Officer training, eligibility for jobs and training, seagoing careers, shore-based careers, student employment.

Approved Ship Training

Mandatory training programs, ship security training, recognized training institutions and organizations, testimonial for seafares.


Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service (SRPS) Licensing

Requirements and process to apply for, and acquire a seafarer recruitment and placement service (SRPS) licence.

Request a Canadian Endorsement Attesting the Recognition of a Foreign Certificate Through the Reciprocal Arrangement

Requirements and process to apply for a Canadian endorsement.