Exam Schedule

Write your Exams In-Person @ BYC or NSC:

To book an in-person exam, please RSVP or one of our pre-scheduled exam dates.

RSVP HERE:  https://go.oncehub.com/AdvantageBoatingExams

You have the option to write the following exams:

  • Sail Canada Basic Cruising: 2-hour time limit
  • Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising:  2-hour time limit
  • Sail Canada Navigation:  3-hour time limit
  • VHF-ROC(M):  1-hour time limit
  • ICC:  2-hour time limit
  • PCOC:  1-hour time limit

FEE:   Each of our courses includes 1 free writing of the exam.  Please bring a pen or pencil.

VHF Exams (Zoom):

VHF Radio

Advantage Boating students registered in our VHF classroom or home study courses are eligible to take their exams via Zoom invigilation.

Testing for your VHF certification is divided into two parts:

Part 1: 60 Multiple Choice questions
Part 2: 2 short oral questions

Part 1 of the exam starts with ~1 hour review of the VHF material. The multiple-choice exam will follow and consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that the instructor will read out loud along with the 4 possible answers. You will be asked to record your answer on an answer sheet we will provide you prior to your exam.  Immediately after the exam, you be required to scan your completed answer sheet and send it to us via email for marking.

For Part 2 of the exam you will be asked to demonstrate a Distress, Urgency or Safety message as well as to use the phonetic alphabet.

Write exam(s) via Zoom invigilation:

If you took a course with Advantage Boating and you live out of town, you have the option to write your test invigilated over Zoom. Zoom invigilated exams are only offered for certain exams and at certain times of the year.

FEE:   Extra fees (please contact Advantage Boating for more details)

RSVP HERE:  https://go.oncehub.com/Sailing

Basic & Intermediate Cruising Theory Courses:

Our Basic & Intermediate Cruising theory courses are a great way to either become familiar with some of the material before your course, or to refresh & review the ashore knowledge after your on-water course.

The Sail Canada Basic & Intermediate Cruising certification is a 2-step evaluation process:  Afloat Sills & Ashore Knowledge:

  • Afloat skills are evaluated continuously throughout the time you spend with your on-water instructor/coach.
  • Ashore knowledge is assessed by a written test completed at a separate time.

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