Chapter 2 – Approval of Training Courses

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2.1 General

  1. Canada’s accession to the STCW Convention means that all approved marine training programs and courses must be delivered and monitored through a quality management system.

2.2 Recognized Institution

  1. Courses are to be provided by a “recognized institution” as defined in the Marine Personnel Regulations. Approval procedures are provided in the chapter entitled Approval of Marine Training Courses and Programs of the Quality Management Manual – Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage, published by the Department of Transport, Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage Directorate.
  2. Institutions must submit for approval their course syllabus, training manual, instructor qualifications and any other information required by the above-mentioned document, to the following address:

    Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage (AMSP)
    Transport Canada, Marine Safety
    Tower C, Place de Ville,
    330 Sparks Street, 11th floor
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5

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