Power Instructor

Power Instructor

Power Instructor Courses

Power Instructor development courses are scheduled and delivered by our Provincial Sailing Associations. Please contact your PSA regarding clinic schedules, locations and registration.

How Do I Become A Powerboat Instructor?

View Powerboat Instructor Pathway

Basic Outboard Instructor

Train candidates in the safe use of small outboard-powered boats. Candidates who successfully complete this course will be able to certify candidates at the Basic Outboard level.

Basic Outboard Instructor Standard

Basic Powerboat Instructor

The Basic Powerboat Instructor Course is the common entry point to the PowerBoat Instructor stream. The course focuses on the development of lesson planning and teaching skills using a single engine powerboat as the primary teaching aid. Candidates will have the opportunity to practice and refine their ability to deliver training in classroom and on water environments. Candidate power vessel operation skills will be evaluated. Candidates who successfully complete this course will be able to certify candidates at the Introductory (power), Basic Outboard and Basic Powerboat levels.

Basic Powerboat Instructor Standard

Intermediate Powerboat Instructor

Candidates who successfully complete this course will be able to certify candidates at the Intermediate Cruising level. Open to Basic Powerboat Instructors, this course focuses on the classroom and on water delivery and evaluation of boat systems knowledge and dual engine powerboat handling skills needed to operate a vessel in a near coastal environment.

Intermediate Powerboat Instructor Standard

Instructor Evaluators

Basic Instructor Evaluator

Candidates who successfully complete this course are authorized to co-conduct at any Instructor Development Program so long as: the IE is certified to certify students at the instructor level to be certified and the IE has taught a minimum of two (2) student level courses at that level provided they are currently registered with Sail Canada.

Basic Instructor Evaluator Standard

Senior Instructor Evaluator

Candidates who successfully complete this course are authorized to be the lead conductor at any Instructor Development Program so long as: the IE is certified to certify students at the instructor level to be certified and the IE has taught a minimum of two (2) student-level courses at that level provided they are currently registered with Sail Canada.

Senior Instructor Evaluator Standard

Learn to Cruise / Power

The certification period for all Keelboat & Cruising Instructors is 36-months to the end of the calendar year. For example, if you completed your clinic in May 2017, your level would expire December 31st, 2020.

Instructor Recertification:

Download Cruising Instructor Recertification Policy Download Cruising Instructor Re-certification Application Download Instructor Evaluator Re-certification Application

Requirement to Demonstrate Physical Competence

Sail Canada has adopted a new requirement for all Keelboat and Powerboat Cruising Instructors delivering on-water training. This requirement to demonstrate physical competence is to be phased in over a three-year period (2016 – 2018).

Demonstrate Physical Competence

Code of Conduct

Sail Canada Code of Conduct

From Transport Canada:

Transport Canada Recreational Boating Standard TP15136 Govement of Canada Small Vessel Register - Recreation Boating Schools Govement of Canada Recreational Boating School Standard Standard for Recreational Boating Schools - 07/2014 Standard for Recreational Boating Schools - Document 07/2014 Small Vessel Compliance Program - Recreational Boating Schools Small Vessel Compliance Program - Enrolment of Recreational Boating Schools

Instructor Insurance

Sail Canada Instructor Liability Insurance Policy Information

Instructor Certification Power

Summary of the Certification Power for each Instructor Certification in the Keel, Cruising & Power program.

Learn More about Certification Power

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