It gets a bit confusing you are looking at two different kinds of certificates.
One kind is the certificate for the operator.
The other kind is a certificate for the boat
If you own and operate a boat you need to have both a certificate for the boat and yourself.
As a pleasure boat certificate for the boat is minimal. Just go register it in your name anD get a no and pay the fee and tax.
To get this the boat will have to have a builders certificate or plate with it’s no.
Which shows it’s built to minimum standard and the no of people it can carry.
All boat operators over 16 and 10 hp require a minimum of the PBOC. Yep it’s a joke.
Or one of the list of approved higher certificates.
Getting your boat certified for commercial
use is a lot more complex and it will have to be inspected.
There is a list of approved certificates.
Best to go into the TC office in Prince Rupert and ask to speak to the Examiner.
He will be able to explain what you need. The girl in the Office will probably know the requirements.
Trouble with TC inspectors is trying to get two of them to give you the same answer. The office in Prince Rupert, deals with a lot of small commercial
vessels and fishing
There is also a course provider in Prince Rupert. He pretty much specializes in small commercial vessel courses.
Recent changes to regulations
pretty much require you to take the course from an approved course provider.