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CPS Online Courses

If you have arrived here and would like to take a course please follow this link to our registration site and go to the section for online courses and complete the relevant form.   If you are interested in the Maritime Radio Course then go to the Self Study Section




Cours disponibles

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 your confidence on the water, and make your boating a safe and fun experience, by taking the CPS Seamanship 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.

Exam only

Hybrid offering of Boating 3

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.

Online Exam Availability

Maritime Radio for Brentwood Bay Squadron

Welcome to Online Learning at CPS-ECP

This self-paced orientation will help you prepare for your online course. The resources and activities in this site will help you to become comfortable with the CPS-ECP Moodle online learning platform. You will also learn strategies for succeeding in learning online.

Bienvenue au cours en ligne des CPS-ECP.

Ce cours sera disponible à votre convenance. Les ressources et les activités que vous trouverez sur ce site vous permettront de faire connaissance avec le Moodle en ligne des CPS-ECP. Vous allez avoir la chance de bénéficier des ressources d'aide en ligne pour vous supporter dans vos démarches.

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses 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!

La radio ne s’est pas tue avec l’arrivée du téléphone cellulaire. La radio maritime est un excellent moyen pour obtenir de l’information et de l’assistance à partir de votre position sur l’eau. Le 911 ne fonctionne pas sur l’eau de la même façon que sur la terre ferme et qui, parmi votre liste de contacts, peut vraiment vous aider? En cas d’urgence, un message de détresse MAYDAY sur la radio peut vous mettre immédiatement en contact avec les services locaux d’urgence et même vous donner la chance de devenir un héros. Si vous avez une radio maritime à bord, toutes les personnes qui l’utilisent doivent posséder un « certificat restreint d’opérateur (maritime) ». Ce cours peut donc être suivi par toute la famille! En plus d’apprendre les procédures d’urgence à la radio, vous allez découvrir les techniques de fonctionnement de tous les jours, soit le choix des fréquences, l’alphabet phonétique, les termes et les phrases utilisés, le système d’appel sélectif numérique (ASN) ainsi que le système mondial de détresse et de sécurité en mer (SMDSM). Cette trousse complète vous préparera pour le Certificat d’opérateur restreint (maritime) avec l’examen ASN d’approbation qui est inclus dans le cadre de ce cour.

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator 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). 


Presentations from the Outreach Team

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.

Winds, waves, fog, lightning, hail, tornadoes .... hurricanes! The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’s 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.

This module takes you through the steps required to become a local Tutor.   Your squadron will receive financial benefit each time you do this.

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.