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Our certificates and courses meet the national accreditation training standards established by Transport Canada for the fishing, commercial and recreational marine industry. Provincially, we are accredited by The Private Training Institutions Branch of BC and internationally by Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd, the international classification society. We have also been granted Education Quality Assurance of B.C. designation that allows us to enrol international students holding study permits.

Online Learning

Do not be dissuaded by distance. Your career goals are unique and the pursuant of such goals shouldn’t be on hold because of everyday life. Irrespective of your location , WMI is bringing the classroom to you.

We now offer a selected number of courses online. Please see the list below for schedule and cost.

For technical assistance regarding your online course, please email

  • A reliable laptop or desktop computer with:
    • at least a 13-inch screen
    • front facing camera/microphone that can handle Zoom
    • ability to download applications (if borrowing a computer, permission may need to be gained from the administrator)
    • 75 MB of permanent space on the hard drive (Windows)
    • 120 MB of permanent space on the hard drive (Mac)

A tablet or smartphone alone will not be sufficient to complete all your coursework. You must have a laptop or desktop computer.

  • Email account
1. Contact us:
Complete the registration form on our website if you know the course you are registering for or call us to discuss which course(s) will best suit your career goals.

2. Make Payments:
Call us to pay the required course fee. This can be done over the phone with a credit card or by e-transfer. E-transfer details will be provided over the phone.

3. Sign Your Contract Online:
Upon payment, a welcome email with your registration letter (student handbook, course outline as attachments) and student contract is sent via two separate emails. Locate the DataWitness email (contract) and follow the steps to sign it electronically.

4. Upload IDs & other documents:
You are required to submit a government issued identification. You can upload this online by logging into the student portal on the school website. Your log in details and steps are contained in the welcome email.

5. Inform Us of Completed Documentation:
Upon signing your contract online and uploading the required document, send us an email to inform us that you have completed both requirements. Send emails to your admissions rep or to When this is received, the log in details for your Zoom Classroom will be sent to you.

Marine Online Courses

SEN – Electronic Positioning Systems (Former SEN 1A)

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Online Aug. 29, 2022 Sept. 14, 2022 $2,685 OPEN
Online Jan. 09, 2023 Jan. 24, 2023 $2,685 OPEN
Online Apr. 17, 2023 May 02, 2023 $2,685 OPEN
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge of the principles, ability to use and the skill required for the correct operation of the navigational equipment.

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

Please note: Knowledge of Chartwork and plotting would be beneficial in taking this course.

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Meteorology Level 1

Location Start Date End Date Tuition Status
Online Oct. 04, 2022 Oct. 20, 2022 $2,100 OPEN
Online Nov. 07, 2022 Nov. 23, 2022 $2,100 OPEN
Online Mar. 22, 2023 Apr. 06, 2023 $2,100 OPEN

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

This course is approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC.

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