The PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operators Card) is the minimum UVic requirement for anyone who operates a Human Powered Vessel (HPV) for research or teaching. However, if you are operating a vessel with 10 Hp or more, are in a voyage classification other than sheltered waters, you need to be aware that higher level Operator and Crew Competencies such as SVOP, MED A-3 and a Radio Operator License may be applicable to your research or teaching projects.

For vessels other than HPVs, Operator and Crew Competency requirements depend on vessel type and voyage classification.  Please see the Voyage Classification in the resources below to help you in determining your training requirements. Please note that training must be conducted through a Transport Canada accredited course provider.

For more information, please contact Amanda Muench at  or 250-853-3915.