For field courses that require students to be transported by boats, SVOP, Marine Radio Operators, and First Aid certifications are required.
Boat checkouts and safety training by BMSC foreshore staff are also required prior to the start of your course.
“Foreign boaters” should link to Transport Canada Visitor Information
Fall 2021 Faculty and TA’s:
We at the BMSC are excited to potentially offer full use of our Cope fleet for the 2021 Fall Program. This is based on B.C.’s Restart Plan and on B.C. Health Guidelines and restrictions being lifted prior to or during Fall Program. Once BC Health Guidelines permit, boat training and use will be provided to students who hold a valid PCOC certification and 2-day First Aid + CPR-C course (see above). It is necessary to obtain these certifications before arriving at BMSC for the start of the Fall Program, as it is not feasible once the program has begun. Operating boats at BMSC is entirely optional.