Course Registration

Welcome to the Western Maritime Institute Marine Course Registration page.

This Marine Course Registration page provide information on WMI’s Transport Canada accredited marine courses leading to a wide selection of Certificates of Competency and Proficiency. Clicking on each course will reveal the course description and related Certificates of Competency. Selecting “Open” next to the course date you wish to sign up for will bring you back to registration form, where you can continue adding additional classes and dates before clicking the “Register” button at the bottom of the form. One of our Admissions Advisor will contact you to complete the registration process.


Bridge Watch Rating course

This course introduces students who have little to no marine experience to all aspects of the mariner’s trade from vessel steering to signaling and flag communications. Students will learn how to work with various chain fibre and wire ropes (knots and splices); how to perform ship maintenance and assist with cargo handling procedures.
Students must take MED STCW Basic Safety, MED STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft, Marine Basic First Aid, and ROC-MC or show evidence of having those certificates in order to obtain their Bridge Watch Rating certificate.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithSept.11, 2017Nov. 06, 2017$5,450.00FULL
Ladysmith Jan. 02, 2018Feb. 26, 2018$5,450.00FULL


Cargo Level 2

This course provides students with the knowledge required to monitor the loading, stowage, securing, and unloading of cargo. Students will also gain knowledge of the effect of cargo including heavy lifts on the seaworthiness and stability of a vessel.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithFeb. 19, 2018Mar. 09, 2018$1,940Open


Chartwork & Pilotage Level 1

This course provides the student with the knowledge required to plan and conduct safe navigation, understand and make use of various publications, determine the ship’s position, and keep a log book and record of errors.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithJan. 8, 2018Jan. 23, 2018$1,440Open
LadysmithApr. 16, 2018May 1, 2018$1,440Open


Chartwork & Pilotage Level 2

This course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of the practices and theory involved in piloting a vessel, including theory of tides, effect of wind and currents, chart construction and projections etc.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithNov. 16, 2017Dec. 15, 2017$2,700.00Open


Communications (Former Comm 1)

This course covers the International Code of Signals, Radio Aid to Marine Navigation, and Annual Edition of Notices to Mariners.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithDec.18, 2017Dec. 19, 2017$427Open


Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

This course provides training in the basic theory and operation of an Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS). It examines the use of ECDIS to enhance navigation safety and its use for practical passage planning and monitoring through the safe use of the equipment, its capabilities and limitations, and effective use of Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) and ECDIS related information.  This course is now mandatory for all ECDIS fitted vessels.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithMar. 12, 2018Mar. 15, 2018$800Open


Engine Room Rating (NEW)

Engine Room Rating course provides excellent entry level training for those who have little or no marine experience but would like to work in the marine industry initially as an Engine Room Assistant. Combining hands-on and theoretical training, the ERR course introduces students to the knowledge required to assist Marine Engineers with maintaining the vessel’s engines, machinery, and other engineering equipment. The course meets the requirements set out in STCW Code Section A-III/4 and Transport Canada TP 10933B.
Students must take MED STCW Basic Safety, MED STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft, and Marine Basic First Aid or show evidence of having those certificates in order to obtain their Engine Room Rating certificate.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithSept. 11, 2017Oct. 23, 2017$5,000Open
LadysmithFeb. 13, 2018Mar. 26, 2018$5,000Open


Engineering Knowledge Level 1

Students will be introduced to the operation of small ship power plants and marine auxiliary machinery including stabilizers, sewage treatment plants, oily water separators, hydraulic systems, bow thrusters, and deck machinery. They will also gain an understanding of diesels and diesel systems as well as the operation of hydraulic systems, air receivers, propeller, propeller shafts, and firefighting systems.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithNov. 27, 2017Dec. 08, 2017$1,604Open


General Ship Knowledge Level 1

This course is designed to provide fishing vessel skippers with the knowledge of the FAO, ILO, and IMO Code of Safety for Fishermen and Fishing Vessels. Topics to be covered include accident and pollution prevention, stowage and securing of catch and fishing gear, and safety for specific types of fishing.

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General Ship Knowledge Level 3

This is a course designed to provide mariners with a basic knowledge of the Canada Shipping Act, Canada Labour Code and various other regulations, codes and orders.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithOct. 10, 2017Oct. 30, 2017$2,075Open


Leadership and Teamwork (NEW)

This course is intended to provide Watchkeeping Mate candidates with the knowledge, skill and understanding of leadership and teamwork at the operational level on board a ship, with specific focus on controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board. The course meets the requirements sets out in tables A-II/1, A-III/1 and A-III/6 of the STCW Code including 2010 Manila amendments.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithSept. 18, 2017Sept. 21, 2017$700Open
LadysmithDec. 18, 2017Dec. 21, 2017$700Open
LadysmithApril 2, 2018April 5, 2018$700Open


Marine Advanced First Aid (STCW 95)

This course covers material in the Transport Canada syllabus including a variety of topics from basic (such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, workplace-specific CPR, and prevention of disease transmission) to in-depth (such as sudden medical conditions, oxygen administration and injuries to the head and spine).

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
Ladysmith Sept. 25, 2017Sept. 28, 2017$830FULL
LadysmithDec.18, 2017Dec. 21, 2017$830FULL
LadysmithMar. 19, 2018Mar. 23, 2018$830Open
LadysmithApr. 2, 2018Apr. 6, 2018$830Open


Marine Basic First Aid (STCW 95)

Students will learn to apply immediate first aid in the event of an accident or illness aboard a vessel. Students will gain an understanding of first aid principles as well as safety information specific to the marine environment.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithOct. 10, 2017Oct. 11, 2017$295Open
LadysmithOct, 24, 2017Oct. 25, 2017$295Open
LadysmithNov. 07, 2017Nov. 08, 2017$295Open
LadysmithJan. 02, 2018Jan. 03, 2018$295Open
LadysmithFeb. 27, 2018Feb. 28, 2018$295Open
LadysmithMar. 27, 2018Mar. 28, 2017$295Open


MED Domestic Vessel Safety (Former MED A1/A2)

This course provides new Canadian seafarers sailing on passenger vessels, workboats, or fishing vessels on voyages in Canadian waters with the knowledge and skills to prevent shipboard incidents, including fire; prepare and respond effectively to on-board emergency situations or drills; and assist in their own survival and rescue.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithOct. 10, 2017Oct. 13, 2017$830Open
LadysmithNov. 27, 2017Nov. 30, 2017$830Open
LadysmithJan. 2, 2018Jan. 5, 2018$830Open
LadysmithApr. 9, 2018Apr. 12, 2018$830Open


MED A3 – Small Non-Pleasure Vessel Basic Safety

This is the minimum basic personal safety training for seafarers working as crew members of small fishing vessels, workboats, or passenger vessels operating 25 miles or less offshore. It is required for the Small Vessel Operator Proficiency certificate.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithOct. 13, 2017Oct. 13, 2017$250Open
LadysmithJan. 5, 2018Jan. 5, 2018$250Open


MED STCW Advanced Firefighting (Former MED B2 + C)

This practical firefighting course is for officers and senior ratings who will be in charge of a shipboard fire party. The course will provide participants with an under-standing of the hazards associated with the marine environment: the prevention of shipboard incidents; rescue and abandonment: firefighting communications methods and practical firefighting organization and control. The course meets the requirements sets out in Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code including 2010 Manila amendments.
Pre-requisites: MED STCW Basic Safety Training (Former A1 + B2); WMI waiver; 16 years old

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithOct. 2, 2017Oct. 6, 2017$1,480FULL
LadysmithJan. 15, 2018Jan. 19, 2018$1,480Open
LadysmithMar. 12, 2018Mar. 16, 2018$1,480Open
LadysmithMar. 25, 2018Mar. 29, 2018$1,480Open


MED STCW Basic Safety Training (Former MED A1 + B2)

This course is made up of classroom lecture as well as practical firefighting, lifesaving, survival, and rescue exercises.  The course meets the requirements for Personal Survival Techniques, Basic Firefighting, and Personal Safety and Social Responsibility set out in Table A-VI/1-1, Table A-VI/1-2 and Table A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code including 2010 Manila amendments.
Pre-requisites: WMI waiver; 16 years old

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithSept. 5, 2017Sept. 10, 2017$1,690FULL
LadysmithSept. 11, 2017Sept. 16, 2017$1,690FULL
LadysmithSept. 25, 2017Sept. 30, 2017$1,690FULL
LadysmithOct. 16, 2017Oct. 21, 2017$1,690FULL
LadysmithNov. 6, 2017Nov. 11, 2017$1,690Open
LadysmithNov. 14, 2017Nov. 19, 2017$1,690Open
LadysmithNov. 20, 2017Nov. 25, 2017$1,690Open
LadysmithDec. 4, 2017Dec. 9, 2017$1,690Open
LadysmithJan. 8, 2018Jan. 13, 2018$1,690Open
LadysmithJan. 28, 2018Feb. 2, 2018$1,690Open
LadysmithFeb. 5, 2018Feb. 10, 2018$1,690Open
LadysmithFeb. 26, 2018Mar. 3, 2018$1,690Open
LadysmithMar. 5, 2018Mar. 10, 2018$1,690FULL
LadysmithApr. 2, 2018Apr. 7, 2018$1,690Open
LadysmithApr. 30, 2018May 5, 2018$1,690Open


MED STCW Basic Safety Training Refresher

Participants revisit knowledge, understanding and proficiency in: personal life saving appliances; survival craft and life rafts; rescue equipment and procedures; firefighting appliances and equipment; and firefighting procedures. This course meets the requirements of Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1, paragraph 3 of the STCW Convention,
Pre-requisites: MED STCW Basic Safety Training (Former A1 + B2); WMI waiver; 16 years old

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MED STCW Survival Craft (Former MED B1)

In this course, students will learn how to launch, operate, and recover davit-launched survival craft, life rafts and rescue boats, including actions to take when abandoning a vessel. Students will also learn how to safely evacuate a vessel, handle survival craft in rough weather, and use survival equipment and rescue methods, including helicopter rescue. The course meets the requirements sets out in Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code including 2010 Manila amendments.
Pre-requisites: WMI waiver; 16 years old

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithSept. 5, 2017Sept. 8, 2017$1,120FULL
LadysmithSept. 19, 2017Sept. 22, 2017$1,120FULL
LadysmithSept. 26, 2017Sept. 29, 2017$1,120FULL
LadysmithOct. 3, 2017Oct. 6, 2017$1,120Open
LadysmithOct. 24, 2017Oct. 27, 2017$1,120Open
LadysmithOct. 30, 2017Nov. 2, 2017$1,120Open
LadysmithNov. 14, 2017Nov. 17, 2017$1,120FULL
LadysmithNov. 21, 2017Nov. 24, 2017$1,120Open
LadysmithDec. 11, 2017Dec. 14, 2017$1,120Open
LadysmithJan. 2, 2018Jan. 5, 2017$1,120Open
LadysmithJan. 30, 2018Feb. 2, 2018$1,120Open
LadysmithFeb. 6, 2018Feb. 9, 2018$1,120Open
LadysmithMar. 6, 2018Mar. 9, 2018$1,120Open
LadysmithMar. 13, 2018Mar. 16, 2018$1,120FULL
LadysmithApr. 10, 2018Apr. 13, 2018$1,120Open
LadysmithMay 8, 2018May 11, 2018$1,120Open


MED STCW Survival Craft Refresher

Using demonstrations, practical drills, and exercises, participants revisit knowledge, understanding and proficiency in operating lifeboats, rescue boats, and life rafts including rigid hull life rafts and marine evacuation systems. Action surrounding survival, first aid, rescue, and helicopter assistance are also revisited. The course meets the requirements sets out in Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code including 2010 Manila amendments.
Pre-requisites: MED STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft + Rescue Boat (Former B1); WMI waiver; 16 years old

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MED STCW Refresher (BST, SC, &AFF)

The course combines the Basic Safety Training, Survival Craft, and Advanced Firefighting refreshers in to a 4-day course for officers.
WMI waiver; MEDs BST (A1+B2), SC (B1), and AFF (B2+C) certificates.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
Ladysmith Sept. 13, 2017Sept. 16, 2017$1,400FULL
Ladysmith Dec. 6, 2017Dec. 9, 2017$1,400Open
Ladysmith Jan. 24, 2018Jan. 27, 2018$1,400Open
Ladysmith Apr. 4, 2018Apr. 7, 2018$1,400Open


Meteorology Level 1

This course provides students with the knowledge needed to use and interpret information from shipborne meteorological instruments. Students will learn about various weather systems, reporting procedures, and recording systems.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
Ladysmith Oct. 31, 2017Nov. 15, 2017$1,860Open


Navigation Safety Level 1

This course provides students with thorough knowledge of the content, application, and intent of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea with Canadian Modification, 1983. Effective Bridge Teamwork Procedures, and STCW codes dealing with navigational watch are also covered.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithFeb. 19, 2018Feb. 23, 2018$920Open
LadysmithJune 04, 2018June 08, 2018$920Open


Navigation Safety Level 1 & Orals Prep

As above plus oral preparation to reinforce requirements of Rules of the Road and Navigation Safety topics prior to Transport Canada oral exam for Certificate of Competency.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithFeb. 13, 2018Feb. 22, 2018$1,060Open
LadysmithMar. 19, 2018Mar. 28, 2018$1,060Open


Passenger Safety Management

This course provides basic safety training to mariners involved in direct service to passengers on passenger-carrying vessels. Students are introduced to the skills required to cope with hazards and emergencies that can arise and provided with the understanding of steps to take to ensure safe operation of passenger-carrying vessels.

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Restricted Operator Certificate – Marine (ROC-M)

This course is required for personnel operating a VHF equipped vessel in sheltered waters and Near Coastal Two.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithOct. 12, 2017Oct. 12, 2017$250Open
LadysmithJan. 04, 2018Jan. 04, 2018$250Open


Restricted Operator Certificate – Marine Commercial (ROC-MC)

This radio operator’s course is required for personnel in charge of a radio watch in Sea Area A1 (approximate 50 miles from shore on the BC coast) under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems.
Pre-requisite: 15 years of age

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithNov. 27, 2017Nov. 29, 2017$540Open
Ladysmith Jan. 30, 2018Feb.01, 2018$540Open
LadysmithJan. 24, 2018Jan. 26, 2018$540Open
Ladysmith Mar. 19, 2018Mar. 21, 2018$540Open
Ladysmith May 16, 2018May 18, 2018$540Open


Ship Construction and Stability Level 1

This course provides students with the theory and practical knowledge of fishing vessel construction and stability with the aim of maintaining the stability of a fishing vessel in various conditions of load.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithJan. 29, 2018Feb. 09, 2018$1,150Open
LadysmithMay 02, 2018May 15, 2018$1,150Open


Ship Construction and Stability Level 2

This course provides the student with knowledge of ship construction and vessels stability specific to large fishing vessels. Topics covered include catch handling, practical use of stability data supplied to fishing vessels, fishing vessel types and construction methods, and effect of vessel and gear modification on vessel’s stability.

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Ship Construction and Stability Level 3

This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge of ship construction and vessel stability. Students will learn to perform various stability calculations, gain a working knowledge of the Canadian Loadline Regulation etc. with the aim of maintaining seaworthiness.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithJan. 2, 2018Jan. 29, 2018$2,300FULL


Ship Construction and Stability Level 4

This course provides students with in-depth knowledge and application of stability, trim and stress tables, diagrams and stress calculating equipment with the aim of maintaining the seaworthiness of a vessel. Students also gain an understanding of actions needed to prevent and deal with the loss of intact buoyancy.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithJan. 02, 2018Feb. 16, 2018$4,183FULL


Ship Management Level 2

Students will acquire knowledge of the Canada Shipping Act-2001, Marine Personnel Regulations, Pilotage Act and Canada Labour Code, Part II. Some of the regulations to be covered include: Shipping Casualty Reporting Regulations; Shipping Inquiries Investigation Rules; Potable Water Regulations for Common Carriers; Vessel Certificates Regulations; Quarantine Regulations; Charter parties and bills of lading; and Shipping Inquiries Investigations Rules.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithFeb. 01, 2018Feb. 16, 2018$1,720Open


Ship Security Officer

This course covers topics related to the qualifications and duties of a Vessel Security Officer including, the security of a ship, implementing and maintaining a ship security plan, and liaising with Company and Port/Marine Facility Security Officers. The course meets IMO, ISPS, and Transport Canada regulations.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithNov. 27, 2017Nov. 29, 2017$525Open


Simulated Electronic Navigation – Limited (SEN-L)

Most Certificates of Competency now require the holder to have completed a course in Simulated Electronic Navigation.  The entry level SEN course will provide the small commercial vessel watchkeeper with a thorough knowledge of the Rules of the Road as it applies to keeping a navigational watch while using RADAR.
Pre-requisite: Knowledge of Chartwork obtained through SVOP or Chartwork & Pilotage Level 1 or Chartwork & Pilotage Level 2.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithFeb. 5, 2018Feb. 8, 2018$890FULL
LadysmithFeb. 13, 2018Feb. 16, 2018$890Open
LadysmithFeb. 26, 2018Mar. 01, 2018$890.00Open
LadysmithMay 22, 2018May 25, 2018$890


Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO)

The holder of a Small Vessel Machinery Operator Certificate may act as Chief Engineer or Watchkeeping Engineer on a motor vessel. The certificate is valid on small passenger vessels and work boats with various restrictions based on the vessel’s propulsive power engine size as well as area and duration of operations.
Pre-requisites: Marine Basic First Aid and MED DVS (Former A1/A2)

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithApr. 2, 2018Apr. 11, 2018$1,165Open


Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP)

The SVOP provides basic theoretic knowledge to those with specified practical skills and experience in small commercial power-driven vessels less than 5 gross tonnage or fishing vessels less than 15 gross tonnage.  In addition to SVOPC, vessel operator must also hold valid MED, ROC and Marine Basic First Aid certificates.

LocationStart DateEnd DateTuitionStatus
LadysmithOct. 16, 2017Oct. 19, 2017$700Open
LadysmithJan. 08, 2018Jan. 11, 2018$700Open


Specialized Passenger Safety Management
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Supervision of an Oil Transfer Operation (Parts A & B)

Part A is designed for seafarers who are newly involved with the supervision of oil transfers within the marine industry. This certificate is valid for 30 months, during which time the student is required to acquire three months of operational and supervised industry experience (Part B) in preparation of Part C of the certification.

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BurnabyFeb.20, 2018Feb.23, 2018$700Open


Supervision of an Oil Transfer Operation (Part C)

SOTO – Part C is designed for existing certified personnel serving in the industry and new seafarers who have successfully completed Parts A and B. Topics covered in Part A and C include personal safety and health hazards, properties of hydrocarbons and fire hazards, pipeline layout and theory etc.

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BurnabyFeb.26, 2018Mar. 01, 2018$700.00Open


Vessel Personnel with Security Responsibilities

Students will acquire knowledge related to undertaking the duties and responsibilities of seafarers who have security responsibilities onboard a ship as outline in the International Ship and Port Facilities Security Code and the Canadian Maritime Transportation Security Responsibilities. This will include the ability follow the ship’s security plan, recognize security risks and threats, perform regular security inspections of the ship, and coordinate with the various security bodies in different countries.

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Vessel Personnel without Security Responsibilities

This course trains seafarers who do not have security responsibilities to be able to identify, deter, and lessen security threats by being alert to such threats and reporting them to the appropriate personnel onboard.

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