14-19 Annex A – ​SCOP Modules

Cadet Administrative and Training Orders (CATOs)

Module Name General Topics



Certificate / Card

(Issued upon completion of training)

1 Boating Safety
  • Nautical terminology.
  • Acts, codes and regulations that govern boating safety.
  • Personal safety.
  • Vessel restrictions and requirements.
  • Navigation safety.
  • Safe vessel operations.
N/A Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)
2 Maritime Radio Course
  • Regulations.
  • Operation of a very high frequency (VHF) radio.
  • Voice procedures.
  • Digital selective calling (DSC) radio procedures.
  • Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS).

Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) card (ROC(M))


* Card is issued by Canadian Power Squadron (CPS)

3 Small Boat Power
  • Preparation.
  • Manoeuvring a powerboat.
  • Adjustments to small craft operation in heavy winds and waves – training and rescue situations.
  • Securing a powerboat.
 PCOC Small Boat Power (SBP) Certificate
4 Small Craft Rescue
  • Self-preservation techniques.
  • Recovering a distressed swimmer.
  • Manoeuvring a safety boat.
  • Assisting a small craft.
  • First aid review.
  • Small Boat Power
  • Emergency  First Aid
  • Statement of Swimming Ability (Annex A to ref A)

Small Craft Rescue (SCR) Certificate


Valid for 3 years

5 Whaler
  • Preparation.
  • Operating a whaler under oars.
  • Operating a whaler under sail.
  • Operating a whaler under power.
  • Where available, a Cutter maybe substituted for a whaler for under oars and sail.
Small Boat Power Whaler (Cutter) Certificate
Optional Modules
6 Advanced Outboard Power
  • Collision regulation review.
  • Responsible actions.
  • Advanced manoeuvring.
Small Boat Power Advanced Outboard Power Certificate
7 Motor Workboat   
  • Motor workboat specifics.
  • Manning and equipment.
  • Engine pre-start and underway checks.
  • Boat handling for larger vessels.
Advanced Outboard Power Motor Workboat Certificate

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