Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

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Certificate or Official Document

Boating 11A

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

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:

Phone: 250.652.5555


SALTS Sailing Association

Sherilyn Thompson

Phone: 250.383.6811
Fax: 250.383.7781

BC Ferries Corporation

Human Resources Officer or contact your local BC Ferries Special Events personnel

Phone: 250.978.1187

Canadian Coast Guard

Russel Jersch, Superintendent of the Office of Boating Safety

Operational Services
Phone: 250.480.2646

Contact Information

Len Fallan, Youth Education Officer
Vancouver Island South, CPS
2012 Skyline Cres, Saanichton, BC V8M 1M6