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Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons offers a series of courses in boating knowledge that build from the basic courses required by law to what you’d want to know to cross the ocean.

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Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating 1 – Boating Basics - Classroom

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know for th... Read moree Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS. Read less

Suggested Prerequisite None

Details Students will meet in a classroom either 1 evening per week or for an all-day course on the weekend. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students. Students will write the examination at the end of the course. If the student passes they will receive a temporary certificate.

Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating 1 – Boating Basics – Mandarin - Classroom

The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should kno... Read morew when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launchRead less

Suggested Prerequisite None

Details Students will meet in a classroom either 1 evening per week or for an all-day course on the weekend. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students. Students will write the examination at the end of the course. If the student passes they will receive a temporary certificate.

Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating Basics - PCOC for Youth - Classroom

The Approved Boating Handbook and the Student Workbook prepares kids aged 8-12 for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCO... Read moreC) exam. The Student Workbook is full of activities that assists children to learn the material found in the Boating Handbook.\n\nStay safe with CPS-ECP.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite None

Details Students will meet in a classroom either 1 evening per week or for an all-day course on the weekend. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students. Students will write the examination at the end of the course. If the student passes they will receive a temporary certificate.

Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating 1, 2 and 3 Combined - Classroom

Boating 1 – Boating Basics PCOC –  All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operato... Read morer competency. All you need to know for the Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area. Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics –  The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch. Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation – The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS. Read less

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating 1 and 2 Combined - Classroom

Boating 1 – Boating Basics – All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator comp... Read moreetency. All you need to know for the Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area. Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics – The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite None

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating 1 - Boating Basics - Challenge

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know for th... Read moree Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS. Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating 1 - Boating Basics - Virtual Classroom

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know for th... Read moree Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating 1 - Boating Basics - Chinese - Challenge

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know for th... Read moree Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating 1 - Boating Basics - Chinese - Virtual Classroom

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know for th... Read moree Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating 1 - PCOC for Youth - Virtual Classroom

The Approved Boating Handbook and the Student Workbook prepares kids aged 8-12 for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCO... Read moreC) exam. The Student Workbook is full of activities that assists children to learn the material found in the Boating Handbook. Stay safe with CPS-ECP.Read less

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating 1, 2 and 3 Combo - Virtual Classroom

Boating 1 – Boating Basics PCOC –  All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator... Read more competency. All you need to know for the Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area. Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics –  The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch. Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation – The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS. Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 1 - Boating Licence
Boating 1 and 2 Combo - Virtual Classroom

Boating 1 – Boating Basics – All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator compe... Read moretency. All you need to know for the Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area. Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics – The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

VHF Radio
Maritime Radio with DSC - Classroom

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses... Read more of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course. This complete package will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam which is included as part of this courses. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It's the law!  Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS. Read less

Suggested Prerequisite None

Details Students will meet in a classroom either 1 evening per week or for an all-day course on the weekend. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students. Students will write the examination at the end of the course. If the student passes they will receive a temporary certificate.

VHF Radio
Maritime Radio with DSC - Self Study

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses... Read more of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course. This complete package will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam which is included as part of this courses. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It's the law!Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Course material is available on line 24/7. You will move through the course material at your own pace. You have 60 days to complete the course. Students will have a contact name, phone number and email should they have any questions and to arrange the examination.

VHF Radio
Maritime Radio with DSC - Challenge

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses... Read moreof marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course. This complete package will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam which is included as part of this courses. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It's the law! Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

VHF Radio
Maritime Radio with DSC - Virtual Classroom

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses... Read more of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course. This complete package will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam which is included as part of this courses. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It's the law!  Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS. Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 2 and 3 Combined - Classroom

Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics – The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s j... Read moreust the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch. Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation – The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 1 – Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation - Classroom

The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as... Read more what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics - Classroom

The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should k... Read morenow when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS. Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 1 – Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics - Online

The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should kno... Read morew when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 1 – Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)

Details Course material is available online 24/7. This is a cohort-based format with a specific start and end date. You will take this course with a specific group of fellow students. There will be an online meeting one evening per week to answer questions that students may have. You may also have one on one meetings with a local tutor to cover topics that are difficult to teach online.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation - Online

The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as... Read more what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics

Details Course material is available online 24/7. This is a cohort-based format with a specific start and end date. You will take this course with a specific group of fellow students. There will be an online meeting one evening per week to answer questions that students may have. You may also have one on one meetings with a local tutor to cover topics that are difficult to teach online.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Seminar - Chart Reading For Beginners - Classroom

The is an excellent teaser for the boater who has his/her PCOC, but would like to learn more navigation and seamanship s... Read morekills, and would like to get a glimpse of what sort of information and courses are available. Subjects cover the latitude/longitude system navigators use to locate points on earth’s surface, basic navigation chart reading, the magnetic compass, tides and currents, and buoyage systems.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will be held in a physical venue with a lecturer using a presentation.  The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Seminar - Introduction to Collision Regulations - Classroom

Although there are no highway signs, traffic lights, or painted highway lanes out on the water, there are a very definit... Read moree set of rules that govern the movements of boats of all sizes, and this seminar covers them all, right from the correct navigation lights carried by boats, buoyage systems, which boat is the “stand on” boat and which is the “give way” boat in a crossing or passing situation, whistle or horn signals, and much more. This seminar goes well beyond what is covered in the PCOC course.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will be held in a physical venue with a lecturer using a presentation.  The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 2 and 3 Combined - Online

Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics – The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s j... Read moreust the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch. Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation – The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations. Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 1 – Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)

Details Course material is available online 24/7. This is a cohort-based format with a specific start and end date. You will take this course with a specific group of fellow students. There will be an online meeting one evening per week to answer questions that students may have. You may also have one on one meetings with a local tutor to cover topics that are difficult to teach online.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics - Challenge

The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should kno... Read morew when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 1 - PCOC

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics - Virtual Classroom

The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should kno... Read morew when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 3 - Introduction to Marine Navigation - Challenge

The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as... Read more what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 2

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 3 - Introduction to Marine Navigation-Virtual Classroom

The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as... Read more what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 2

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). This course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 2 and 3 Combo - Virtual Classroom

Boating 2 – Beyond Boating Basics – The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s j... Read moreust the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat. In the second of our Boating Series, you are introduced to the art of navigation, anchoring, ropes, lines and knots – not to mention what to expect when the boat is moving under power. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include towing, trailering and a check list for layup and launch. Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation – The third course in our series explores navigation further as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards. This course also has a number of optional topics that will be taught depending on your interests; these include tides and currents, canals and locks, and collision regulations.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 1 - PCOC

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Seminar - Introduction to Collision Regulations - Virtual Classroom

Although there are no highway signs, traffic lights, or painted highway lanes out on the water, there are a very definit... Read moree set of rules that govern the movements of boats of all sizes, and this seminar covers them all, right from the correct navigation lights carried by boats, buoyage systems, which boat is the “stand on” boat and which is the “give way” boat in a crossing or passing situation, whistle or horn signals, and much more. This seminar goes well beyond what is covered in the PCOC course.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will held on-line using an app like Zoom to make a presentation. The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts. 

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Seminar - Chart Reading for Beginner's - Virtual Classroom

The is an excellent teaser for the boater who has his/her PCOC, but would like to learn more navigation and seamanship s... Read morekills, and would like to get a glimpse of what sort of information and courses are available. Subjects cover the latitude/longitude system navigators use to locate points on earth’s surface, basic navigation chart reading, the magnetic compass, tides and currents, and buoyage systems.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will held on-line using an app like Zoom to make a presentation. The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts. 

Boating 2 and 3 - Beyond the Basics
Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics - Self-Study

Course material is available on line 24/7. You will move through the course material at your own pace. You have 60 days ... Read moreto complete the course. Students will have a contact name, phone number and email should they have any questions and to arrange the examination.Read less

Boating 4 and 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 5 – Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 2 - Classroom

Knowledge of the basics of navigation and planning cruises on a maritime chart is just the start.  Expand that knowledg... Read moree by using a variety of electronic devices to chart your course and enable you to plan your course under tidal, current and windy conditions.  By learning more about dead reckoning, fixes and running fixes you will have attained a high degree of proficiency in navigating through coastal waters.  In the CPS-ECP AP Course we cover GPS, Chart Plotters, Radar, SONAR, Autopilots and more. This course was formerly called Advanced Piloting. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 4 – Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Boating 4 and 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 4 – Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1 - Classroom

Do you know what to do if a boat on fire calls you for help?  Can you deal with emergencies on your own boat?  Build y... Read moreour confidence on the water, and make your boating a safe and fun experience, by taking this CPS-ECP Course.   You will learn how to cope with these situations, as well as many other aspects of boating, such as relative bearings, knots and splicing, medical emergencies, coping with adverse weather, and much more. This course was formerly called Seamanship. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Boating 4 and 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 4 – Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1 - Online

Do you know what to do if a boat on fire calls you for help?  Can you deal with emergencies on your own boat?  Build y... Read moreour confidence on the water, and make your boating a safe and fun experience, by taking this CPS-ECP Course.   You will learn how to cope with these situations, as well as many other aspects of boating, such as relative bearings, knots and splicing, medical emergencies, coping with adverse weather, and much more. This course was formerly called Seamanship.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 3 – Introduction to Marine Navigation

Details Course material is available online 24/7. This is a cohort-based format with a specific start and end date. You will take this course with a specific group of fellow students. There will be an online meeting one evening per week to answer questions that students may have. You may also have one on one meetings with a local tutor to cover topics that are difficult to teach online.

Boating 4 and 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 4 - Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1 - Challenge

Do you know what to do if a boat on fire calls you for help?  Can you deal with emergencies on your own boat?  Build y... Read moreour confidence on the water, and make your boating a safe and fun experience, by taking this CPS-ECP Course.   You will learn how to cope with these situations, as well as many other aspects of boating, such as relative bearings, knots and splicing, medical emergencies, coping with adverse weather, and much more. This course was formerly called Seamanship. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 3

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Boating 4 and 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 4 - Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1 - Virtual Classroom

Do you know what to do if a boat on fire calls you for help?  Can you deal with emergencies on your own boat?  Build y... Read moreour confidence on the water, and make your boating a safe and fun experience, by taking this CPS-ECP Course.   You will learn how to cope with these situations, as well as many other aspects of boating, such as relative bearings, knots and splicing, medical emergencies, coping with adverse weather, and much more. This course was formerly called Seamanship. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 3

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 4 and 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 2 - Challenge

Knowledge of the basics of navigation and planning cruises on a maritime chart is just the start.  Expand that knowledg... Read moree by using a variety of electronic devices to chart your course and enable you to plan your course under tidal, current and windy conditions.  By learning more about dead reckoning, fixes and running fixes you will have attained a high degree of proficiency in navigating through coastal waters.  In the CPS-ECP AP Course we cover GPS, Chart Plotters, Radar, SONAR, Autopilots and more. This course was formerly called Advanced Piloting. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 4

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Boating 4 and 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 2 - Virtual Classroom

Knowledge of the basics of navigation and planning cruises on a maritime chart is just the start.  Expand that knowledg... Read moree by using a variety of electronic devices to chart your course and enable you to plan your course under tidal, current and windy conditions.  By learning more about dead reckoning, fixes and running fixes you will have attained a high degree of proficiency in navigating through coastal waters.  In the CPS-ECP AP Course we cover GPS, Chart Plotters, Radar, SONAR, Autopilots and more. This course was formerly called Advanced Piloting. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 4

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 4 and 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 4 Exam Only
Boating 6 and 7 - Off Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 7 – Off Shore Marine Navigation Level 2 - Classroom

This is the second of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation program for the recreational boater. It introduces the... Read more navigator to route planning for going offshore, may the voyage be long or short.  While overshadowed by the new electronic systems, the art and science of celestial navigation is still a valuable asset to the offshore boaters.  This course provides the student with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills of celestial navigation.  It involves the use of a sextant for taking sights on the sun, planets, moon, and stars. This course was formerly called Global Navigation. Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 6 – Off Shore Marine Navigation Level 1

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Boating 6 and 7 - Off Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 6 – Off Shore Marine Navigation Level 1 - Classroom

When the GPS ceases to work, be guided by the sun. This is the first of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation for ... Read morethe recreational boater. Learn to use a marine sextant to derive lines of position and a running fix from sights on the sun. When you are boating offshore, remember that GPS is not infallible, nor always available. Be confident when no aids to navigation or land objects are in sight. This course was formerly called Junior Navigator.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 5 – Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 2

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Boating 6 and 7 - Off Shore Marine Navigation
Seminar - Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell - Classroom

This seminar on this traditional and reliable offshore navigation method, was written by a skilled navigator, for the bo... Read moreater who wants to do some serious offshore cruising, maybe even challenge a transoceanic crossing, and needs a Plan B to back up his electronic navigation equipment. While by no means a full celestial navigation course, this is an excellent introduction to the two celestial navigation courses offered by Canadian Power and Sail  Squadrons, and covers all the basics.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will be held in a physical venue with a lecturer using a presentation.  The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts.

Boating 6 and 7 - Off Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 6 - Off Shore Marine Navigation Level 1 - Challenge

When the GPS ceases to work, be guided by the sun. This is the first of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation for ... Read morethe recreational boater. Learn to use a marine sextant to derive lines of position and a running fix from sights on the sun. When you are boating offshore, remember that GPS is not infallible, nor always available. Be confident when no aids to navigation or land objects are in sight. This course was formerly called Junior Navigator.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 5

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Boating 6 and 7 - Off Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 6 - Off Shore Marine Navigation Level 1 - Virtual Classroom

When the GPS ceases to work, be guided by the sun. This is the first of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation for ... Read morethe recreational boater. Learn to use a marine sextant to derive lines of position and a running fix from sights on the sun. When you are boating offshore, remember that GPS is not infallible, nor always available. Be confident when no aids to navigation or land objects are in sight. This course was formerly called Junior Navigator.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 5

Details Students will receive Printed copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 6 and 7 - Off Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 7 Off Shore Marine Navigation Level 2 - Challenge

This is the second of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation program for the recreational boater. It introduces the... Read more navigator to route planning for going offshore, may the voyage be long or short.  While overshadowed by the new electronic systems, the art and science of celestial navigation is still a valuable asset to the offshore boaters.  This course provides the student with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills of celestial navigation.  It involves the use of a sextant for taking sights on the sun, planets, moon, and stars. This course was formerly called Global Navigation.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 6

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Boating 6 and 7 - Off Shore Marine Navigation
Boating 7 - Off Shore Marine Navigation Level 2 - Virtual Classroom

This is the second of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation program for the recreational boater. It introduces the... Read more navigator to route planning for going offshore, may the voyage be long or short.  While overshadowed by the new electronic systems, the art and science of celestial navigation is still a valuable asset to the offshore boaters.  This course provides the student with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills of celestial navigation.  It involves the use of a sextant for taking sights on the sun, planets, moon, and stars. This course was formerly called Global Navigation.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 6

Details Students will receive Printed copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boating 6 and 7 - Off Shore Marine Navigation
Seminar - Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell - Virtual Classroom

This seminar on this traditional and reliable offshore navigation method, was written by a skilled navigator, for the bo... Read moreater who wants to do some serious offshore cruising, maybe even challenge a transoceanic crossing, and needs a Plan B to back up his electronic navigation equipment. While by no means a full celestial navigation course, this is an excellent introduction to the two celestial navigation courses offered by Canadian Power and Sail  Squadrons, and covers all the basics.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will held on-line using an app like Zoom to make a presentation. The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts. 

Electronic Marine Navigation
Electronic Marine Navigation - Classroom

This course will allow the pleasure craft operator to navigate safely knowing his exact location at all times. You will ... Read morelearn to navigate using GPS and paper charts as well as electronic charting devices. It includes a CD containing a number of charts and a full scale simulator of a chart plotter to help you learn by doing. Join with others to share experiences and knowledge. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite suggested prerequisite Boating 3 - Introduction to Marine Navigation

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Electronic Marine Navigation
RADAR for Boaters

This new course covers the different types of RADAR equipment, their capabilities and limitationsUnderstand the availabl... Read moree features and how they apply to your needs. Learn how to use your RADAR for collision avoidance and for navigational purposes.The course covers everything about RADAR from how and where to mount the antenna to how to use and interpret the displays.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite None

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Electronic Marine Navigation
Seminar - AIS For Recreational Boaters - Classroom

AIS or Automatic Identification System, is a wonderful collision avoidance aid for those who do their boating in areas w... Read moreith a moderate to high volume of heavy shipping traffic. The intent of the seminar is to help the prospective buyer decide which is the best unit for his/her  needs. There is enough easy-to-understand technical and operational information, including a comparison chart, to make it easy to decide.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will be held in a physical venue with a lecturer using a presentation.  The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts.

Electronic Marine Navigation
Electronic Marine Navigation - Challenge

This course will allow the pleasure craft operator to navigate safely knowing his exact location at all times. You will ... Read morelearn to navigate using GPS and paper charts as well as electronic charting devices. It includes a CD containing a number of charts and a full scale simulator of a chart plotter to help you learn by doing. Join with others to share experiences and knowledge. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 3

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Electronic Marine Navigation
Electronic Marine Navigation - Virtual Classroom

This course will allow the pleasure craft operator to navigate safely knowing his exact location at all times. You will ... Read morelearn to navigate using GPS and paper charts as well as electronic charting devices. It includes a CD containing a number of charts and a full scale simulator of a chart plotter to help you learn by doing. Join with others to share experiences and knowledge. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 3

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Electronic Marine Navigation
Radar for Boaters - Challenge

This new course covers the different types of RADAR equipment, their capabilities and limitationsUnderstand the availabl... Read moree features and how they apply to your needs. Learn how to use your RADAR for collision avoidance and for navigational purposes.The course covers everything about RADAR from how and where to mount the antenna to how to use and interpret the displays.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Electronic Marine Navigation
Radar for Boaters - Virtual Classroom

This new course covers the different types of RADAR equipment, their capabilities and limitationsUnderstand the availabl... Read moree features and how they apply to your needs. Learn how to use your RADAR for collision avoidance and for navigational purposes.The course covers everything about RADAR from how and where to mount the antenna to how to use and interpret the displays.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Electronic Marine Navigation
Seminar - AIS for Recreational Boaters - Virtual Classroom

AIS or Automatic Identification System, is a wonderful collision avoidance aid for those who do their boating in areas w... Read moreith a moderate to high volume of heavy shipping traffic. The intent of the seminar is to help the prospective buyer decide which is the best unit for his/her  needs. There is enough easy-to-understand technical and operational information, including a comparison chart, to make it easy to decide.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will held on-line using an app like Zoom to make a presentation. The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts. 

Boat and Engine Maintenance
Marine Electrical Maintenance - Classroom

Learn how to maintain electrical systems in your boat properly and safely. Gain a solid foundation in wiring, direct cur... Read morerent systems, and alternating current systems found on recreational vessels. It also covers galvanic and stray current corrosion, lightning protection, interference suppression and electrical troubleshooting. Learn how to maintain electrical systems in your boat properly and safely. Gain a solid foundation in wiring, direct current systems, and alternating current systems found on recreational vessels. It also covers galvanic and stray current corrosion, lightning protection, interference suppression and electrical troubleshooting. Enrol in the Marine Electrical Maintenance Course with your local Canadian Power and Sail Squadron, because PEACE OF MIND IS PRICELESS! Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Boat and Engine Maintenance
Boat and Engine Maintenance - Classroom

Keep the water on the other side of the wall! From spark plugs to bottom paint, this course covers all the basics for "d... Read moreo it yourself” boaters. This course will equip you with the knowledge required to prevent onboard problems, carry out specialized tasks and tackle both short-term troubleshooting as well as long-term boat care. It features practical information and handy tips suitable for both new and existing boat owners. The dream of owning, maintaining and using your own boat without great expense can be achieved through the completion of the Boat & Engine Maintenance Course.Read less

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Boat and Engine Maintenance
Seminar - Marine Engines For The Recreational Boater - Classroom

Whether they are the main power or the auxiliary power source for our boats, marine engines operate in a very difficult ... Read moreenvironment, often with little thought given to their love and care. The intent of this seminar is to give us an appreciation for our engines; it is not a maintenance guide, but it discusses, in very simple terms, how marine engines of different types operate. It even covers a brief history on how the different types developed; right from the small steam engines found in some launches, to gasoline and diesel engines, including outboards, and the electric motor that is gaining popularity.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will be held in a physical venue with a lecturer using a presentation.  The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts.

Boat and Engine Maintenance
Boat and Engine Maintenance - Challenge

Keep the water on the other side of the wall! From spark plugs to bottom paint, this course covers all the basics for "d... Read moreo it yourself” boaters. This course will equip you with the knowledge required to prevent onboard problems, carry out specialized tasks and tackle both short-term troubleshooting as well as long-term boat care. It features practical information and handy tips suitable for both new and existing boat owners. The dream of owning, maintaining and using your own boat without great expense can be achieved through the completion of the Boat & Engine Maintenance Course.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Boat and Engine Maintenance
Boat and Engine Maintenance - Virtual Classroom

Keep the water on the other side of the wall! From spark plugs to bottom paint, this course covers all the basics for "d... Read moreo it yourself” boaters. This course will equip you with the knowledge required to prevent onboard problems, carry out specialized tasks and tackle both short-term troubleshooting as well as long-term boat care. It features practical information and handy tips suitable for both new and existing boat owners. The dream of owning, maintaining and using your own boat without great expense can be achieved through the completion of the Boat & Engine Maintenance Course.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boat and Engine Maintenance
Marine Electrical Maintenance - Virtual Classroom

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes .... hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’... Read mores many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Boat and Engine Maintenance
Marine Electrical Maintenance - Challenge

Learn how to maintain electrical systems in your boat properly and safely. Gain a solid foundation in wiring, direct cur... Read morerent systems, and alternating current systems found on recreational vessels. It also covers galvanic and stray current corrosion, lightning protection, interference suppression and electrical troubleshooting. Learn how to maintain electrical systems in your boat properly and safely. Gain a solid foundation in wiring, direct current systems, and alternating current systems found on recreational vessels. It also covers galvanic and stray current corrosion, lightning protection, interference suppression and electrical troubleshooting. Enrol in the Marine Electrical Maintenance Course with your local Canadian Power and Sail Squadron, because PEACE OF MIND IS PRICELESS!Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Environment and Weather
Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters - Classroom

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes .... hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’... Read mores many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Environment and Weather
Seminar - Protecting Our Waterways' Environment - Classroom

Pollution of the waterways on which we do our boating is not new, but has always been lurking in the background. However... Read more, the discovery that huge garbage patches are gathering in our oceans has snapped us out of our dream, and waterways pollution has moved to the forefront. This seminar, based on research done by several scientific groups, including National Geographic Society, will shock many when they see how critical the situation is.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will be held in a physical venue with a lecturer using a presentation.  The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts.   

Environment and Weather
Seminar - Weather For Boaters - Classroom

There’s nothing can quickly ruin a pleasant cruise on a sunny afternoon  than getting caught in a sudden, unexpected... Read more storm. This show of Mother Nature’s powers can be frightening at the very least, and fatal in its worst form. Weather For Boaters presents many of the basic meteorological principles that create our weather, and is an excellent primer for the more advanced Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons course, Introduction to Weather For Recreational Boaters.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will be held in a physical venue with a lecturer using a presentation.  The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts.

Environment and Weather
Seminar - Tropical Weather For The Winter Boater - Classroom

Many boaters like to spend all or part of their winters sailing in tropical waters, and no doubt wonder what sort of wea... Read morether they might encounter. The meteorology behind winter weather in the Tropical Zone is very much different from that which we experience here in the mid-latitudes. This seminar gives us a quick review of mid-latitude weather, and then explains the differences that we would find in the tropics, and why they are different.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will be held in a physical venue with a lecturer using a presentation.  The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts.

Environment and Weather
Seminar - Tides and Currents - Classroom

Anyone who does all or most of their boating on our oceans, must have an intimate knowledge of the natural cycles of the... Read more tides, and the sometimes dangerous currents they can generate. This seminar cannot cover every detail of tides and currents, but is an overview of tidal basics and is an excellent primer for the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons courses, Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1 and Level 2. Inland waters, such as the Great Lakes do not experience tides, but there is a short section in the seminar dedicated to the “seiche,” a natural, irregular phenomenon, that causes tide-like changes in water levels in these waters.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will be held in a physical venue with a lecturer using a presentation.  The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts.

Environment and Weather
Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters - Challenge

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes .... hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’... Read mores many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Environment and Weather
Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters - Virtual Classroom

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes .... hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’... Read mores many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations. Note: For optimal ePub readability we recommend PC and Android users download the free ePub reader application called Calibre. For Apple and Mac users we recommend using the free Books app the comes standard on Mac OS.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). this course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Environment and Weather
Seminar - Weather For Boaters - Virtual Classroom

There’s nothing can quickly ruin a pleasant cruise on a sunny afternoon  than getting caught in a sudden, unexpected ... Read morestorm. This show of Mother Nature’s powers can be frightening at the very least, and fatal in its worst form. Weather For Boaters presents many of the basic meteorological principles that create our weather, and is an excellent primer for the more advanced Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons course, Introduction to Weather For Recreational Boaters.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will held on-line using an app like Zoom to make a presentation. The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts. 

Environment and Weather
Seminar - Topical Weather For the Winter Boater - Virtual Classroom

Many boaters like to spend all or part of their winters sailing in tropical waters, and no doubt wonder what sort of wea... Read morether they might encounter. The meteorology behind winter weather in the Tropical Zone is very much different from that which we experience here in the mid-latitudes. This seminar gives us a quick review of mid-latitude weather, and then explains the differences that we would find in the tropics, and why they are different.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will held on-line using an app like Zoom to make a presentation. The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts. 

Environment and Weather
Seminar - Tides and Currents - Virtual Classroom

Anyone who does all or most of their boating on our oceans, must have an intimate knowledge of the natural cycles of the... Read more tides, and the sometimes dangerous currents they can generate. This seminar cannot cover every detail of tides and currents, but is an overview of tidal basics and is an excellent primer for the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons courses, Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1 and Level 2. Inland waters, such as the Great Lakes do not experience tides, but there is a short section in the seminar dedicated to the “seiche,” a natural, irregular phenomenon, that causes tide-like changes in water levels in these waters.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will held on-line using an app like Zoom to make a presentation. The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts. 

Environment and Weather
Seminar - Protecting Our Waterway's Environment - Virtual Classroom

Pollution of the waterways on which we do our boating is not new, but has always been lurking in the background. However... Read more, the discovery that huge garbage patches are gathering in our oceans has snapped us out of our dream, and waterways pollution has moved to the forefront. This seminar, based on research done by several scientific groups, including National Geographic Society, will shock many when they see how critical the situation is.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will held on-line using an app like Zoom to make a presentation. The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts. 

Environment and Weather
Boating Safety and the Weather - Online

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes .... hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’... Read mores many moods. Beyond “red sky in the morning”, this course provides boaters with the tools to find and accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts, and to develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and sea for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters. Newly developed for adult learners, this course will measure learning success not by closed-book, memory-work exams, but by practical, open-book applications of learned concepts to actual boating situations. NOTE: This course is in Beta Test only and not available for general use except with the permission of the Chair of Weather and the ANEO Outreach. We anticipate that it will be generally available winter 2022.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Course material is available online 24/7. This is a cohort-based format with a specific start and end date. You will take this course with a specific group of fellow students. There will be an online meeting one evening per week to answer questions that students may have. You may also have one on one meetings with a local tutor to cover topics that are difficult to teach online.

Sailing
Extended Cruising - Classroom

Are you ready to ‘cut the ties that bind’? Extended Cruising is an essential first step in understanding the element... Read mores of the long-distance passage making lifestyle under sail or power. Through this course you will become confident in the boat you select by understanding seaworthiness, stability, and other design concepts. You will gain an awareness of the maintenance required for critical systems, passage planning, provisioning, and visiting foreign countries, safety issues, emergency preparedness and weather tips. If you want to cruise coastal waters, experience remote anchorages far from home or explore countries across oceans, Extended Cruising provides you with a deeper understanding of the skills necessary for confident, safe passages.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite None

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Sailing
Sailing - Classroom

Do you want to learn more about sailing? Do you want to improve your sailing skills and your understanding of how sails ... Read morework? This Sailing Course covers the practical and theoretical basics of sailing and sailing seamanship. The range of topics is broad: from a description of different sailboat rigs, sail plans, hull types, and rigging to stability, balance, and the physics of sailing; from sailing at different points of sail to handling heavy weather and storm conditions; from spinnaker handling to reefing; from leaving the dock to mooring and anchoring. It also covers sailing safety, navigation rules, and sailing tactics Whether you are a new sailor or you are an experienced sailor and want to increase your sailing knowledge and skills, this course is for you.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics

Details Students will meet in a classroom 1 evening per week for the duration of the course. Course length varies depending on the course from 5 evenings to 12 evenings. Printed or Ebook course material will be distributed to the students either on the first night or prior to the start of the course.

Sailing
Extended Cruising - Virtual Classroom

Are you ready to ‘cut the ties that bind’? Extended Cruising is an essential first step in understanding the element... Read mores of the long-distance passage making lifestyle under sail or power. Through this course you will become confident in the boat you select by understanding seaworthiness, stability, and other design concepts. You will gain an awareness of the maintenance required for critical systems, passage planning, provisioning, and visiting foreign countries, safety issues, emergency preparedness and weather tips. If you want to cruise coastal waters, experience remote anchorages far from home or explore countries across oceans, Extended Cruising provides you with a deeper understanding of the skills necessary for confident, safe passages.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Sailing
Sailing - Challenge

Do you want to learn more about sailing? Do you want to improve your sailing skills and your understanding of how sails ... Read morework? This Sailing Course covers the practical and theoretical basics of sailing and sailing seamanship. The range of topics is broad: from a description of different sailboat rigs, sail plans, hull types, and rigging to stability, balance, and the physics of sailing; from sailing at different points of sail to handling heavy weather and storm conditions; from spinnaker handling to reefing; from leaving the dock to mooring and anchoring. It also covers sailing safety, navigation rules, and sailing tactics Whether you are a new sailor or you are an experienced sailor and want to increase your sailing knowledge and skills, this course is for you.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 2

Details Students who have access to the material and wish to challenge the examination may do so by registering for this course. Once you are registered a Representative of CPS-ECP will contact you to arrange for the examination at a location near you.

Sailing
Sailing - Virtual Classroom

Do you want to learn more about sailing? Do you want to improve your sailing skills and your understanding of how sails ... Read morework? This Sailing Course covers the practical and theoretical basics of sailing and sailing seamanship. The range of topics is broad: from a description of different sailboat rigs, sail plans, hull types, and rigging to stability, balance, and the physics of sailing; from sailing at different points of sail to handling heavy weather and storm conditions; from spinnaker handling to reefing; from leaving the dock to mooring and anchoring. It also covers sailing safety, navigation rules, and sailing tactics Whether you are a new sailor or you are an experienced sailor and want to increase your sailing knowledge and skills, this course is for you.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite Boating 2

Details Students will receive Printed or electronic copies of the course material either by mail or by picking up at a specific location. Instruction will take place using an online meeting one day per week (2-3 hrs.). This course begins and ends on a specific date. The final examination will be at a location near you or in some cases the examination may be online.

Self Study
PCOC Online Placeholder (For National office use only)

This course has been created to facilitate manual Card creation by the national office. This is to be used by National O... Read moreffice only.Read less

Details This course has been created to facilitate manual Card creation by the national office. This is to be used by National Office only.

Paddle Sports
Seminar - Paddling and Board Smart - Classroom

Kayaking, Canoeing, and Paddle Boarding have become a tremendously popular water recreations, but there are a number of ... Read morewater safety issues that paddlers have to be aware of. This seminar covers how to select the proper craft for you, safe boarding procedures, the correct safety equipment to carry and the care of that equipment, and an excellent section on safety and weather, plus some basics on navigation and charts.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will be held in a physical venue with a lecturer using a presentation.  The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts.

Paddle Sports
Seminar - Paddling and Board Smart - Virtual Classroom

Kayaking, Canoeing, and Paddle Boarding have become a tremendously popular water recreations, but there are a number of ... Read morewater safety issues that paddlers have to be aware of. This seminar covers how to select the proper craft for you, safe boarding procedures, the correct safety equipment to carry and the care of that equipment, and an excellent section on safety and weather, plus some basics on navigation and charts.Read less

Suggested Prerequisite none

Details The seminar will held on-line using an app like Zoom to make a presentation. The presentation will last 1 – 3 hours in an evening or on a weekend afternoon. There may or may not be handouts.