This page is (will be) a list of all the exams required for Transport Canada licenses. They are in alphabetical, then numerical, order.


ASTRO2 – Celestial Navigation 2

CP1- Chartwork and Pilotage 1

CP2 – Chartwork and Pilotage 2

COM1- Communications 1

COM2 -Communications 2

CG1- Cargo 1

CG2- Cargo 2



EK1 – Engineering Knowledge I


GSK3 – General Ship Knowledge 3

M500NC-O – Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal, Oral Exam

MET1 – Meteorology 1

MET2-Meteorology 2

NS1 – Navigation Safety 1



OOW- Officer of the Watch Oral

SCS3 – Ship Construction and Stability 3

SCS4 – Ship Construction and Stability 4



 SM2 – Ship Management 2



SVMO – Small Vessel Machinery Operator

7 thoughts on “Exams

  1. Hello

    I am looking for some insight in where to get information on the syllabus and literature/texts necessary in order to challenge the SM4 exam. As the courses are available so rarely, I will be self-studying but am not sure where to start to gather the necessary study material. Any suggestions?

    Many thanks


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  2. Dear Jocelyn,

    I am also looking same information to write my SM4 Exam(SHIP MANAGEMENT LEVEL-4),
    I would be highly obliged if you could advise me any necessary material in this regard.
    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Best Rgds.


  3. I am looking for some infos for SM 3, the list of stuff to study on TP2293 seems exhaustive!

    1. Hi Reynald,
      The syllabus on TP2293, under section 5.10 (page 69) is everything you need to cover going into the SM3 exam. The list of publications at the beginning is all of the items that you will have with you in the exam, as it is partially open book. Even though you will have access to these publications in the exam, it is recommended that you have at least a working knowledge of them, as you will not have enough time to finish the exam if you don’t have at least an idea of where to look to answer the different questions.
      There are also publications that you will not have access to during the exam, anything listed in the syllabus that is not also listed at the beginning of section 5.10 will not be available to you in the exam, and as such you need to have a good knowledge of these titles before writing. I hope this helps.

      1. Thanks a lot for your answer! Finally, it wasn’t that hard. Most answers were found in the publications.

        1. (The provided publications)

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