Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
Certificate or Official Document
Students can present a “Membership Certificate” 8.5” x 11” or 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm, and a “Passport Certificate” booklet 4.125” x 7.25” or 10.47 cm x 18.4 cm, which includes a “Membership” sticker and a “Seamanship” sticker.
The Boating Course credential for Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS) is a paper Membership certificate – 8.25” x 11” and is signed by the Chief Commander, National Secretary and Squadron Commander. It states the student’s name and is issued after he or she has passed the Boating exam.
The Seamanship credential for CPS is 5.5” x 8” and is signed by the Squadron Commander. It states the student’s name, date issued, squadron name and course completed.
Boating 11B includes all requirements of Boating 11A, plus 50 hours of practical experience in any marine-related field. Students should only receive credit for Boating 11A or Boating 11B, not both.
Practical Instruction Verification
The practical component (50 hours of practical experience) requires sign-off by a bona fide marine field organization. Verification must be in the form of a letter and include: name of student, at least 50 hours of practical experience, location where experience was gained, date of completion and signature of authorized person.
The following lists some organizations where students either have gained or may wish to acquire their practical experience:
SALTS Sailing Association
Loren Hagerty or Sherilyn Thompson
BC Ferries Corporation
Human Resources Officer or contact your local BC Ferries Special Events personnel
Canadian Coast Guard
Russel Jersch, Superintendent of the Office of Boating Safety
Len Fallan, Youth Education Officer
Vancouver Island South, CPS
2012 Skyline Cres, Saanichton, BC V8M 1M6