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Surveyor Qualifications and Continuing Education

The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® requires a program of continuing education for all members and failure to meet these requirements will result in suspension or expulsion from the Society. The following is a list of my educational endeavours since being accepted for SAMS® membership as an SA in 1999 and as an AMS® since 2002.

Is your marine surveyor required to continue his/her education ?
ABYC® 2015 Mississauga
ON
Four day Marine Corrosion Analysis course taught by Kevin Ritz.
Toughest exam I've ever written, actually surprised I passed :)
SAMS®
Canada Regional meeting
2014 Chambly
Quebec
Transport Canada presentation on changes and interpretation of TP1332E
SAMS®
Canada Regional meeting
2013 Kingston
ON
Metalcraft boats. dicussion of aluminum boat construction and lithium batteries.
ABYC presentation on Standards revisions.
SAMS®
Canada Regional meeting
2012 Hamilton
ON
Seminar - Electrical Inspection For Marine Surveyors, Capt. David Rifkin USN Ret.
SAMS®
Canada Regional meeting
2011 Mississauga
ON
Seminar - Failure modes in Composite construction. Nick Bailey of DIY Magazine & Bristol Marine.
Seminar - Dave Harris of Harris Ellis, What yacht brokers want from surveyors.

Seminar - Volvo pod drives. Failure analysis and damage claims by factory authorized technician
ABYC® 2011 Mississauga,
ON
Captain David Rifkin "Conducting a Corrosion Survey" webinar series.
SAMS®
Canada Regional meeting
2010 Mississauga, ON Seminar - Diesel Fuel and Exhaust systems by Charles Galimore of E C Marine.
Seminar - Nonsuch rigging issues by Mike Quill.
SAMS®
Educational Symposium
2010 Ft. Lauderdale,
FL
NMEA Standards and System Testing, Sailboat Rigging Inspection, Pod Propulsion Systems, Fire Explosion Investigations, Preparation for Expert Witness Testimony, New USCG Stability Rules.
ABYC®
Standards Certification
2009 Mississauga,
ON
American Boat & Yacht Council® Standards Certification course and exam
IAMI
Training Seminar
2009 Niagara Falls,
ON
International Associateion of Marine Investigators seminars on Forensic Fire Investigations, Electric Shock Drowning and Marine Theft.
Transport Canada
Marine Safety Conference
2009 Burlington,
ON
Regional Marine Safety Conference
SAMS®
Damage Survey 101
2008 Mississauga,
ON
Seminar - Investigation and Reporting on vessel damage. Certificate course
SAMS®
Canada Regional meeting
2008 Mississauga,
ON
Survey workshop
SAMS®
Canada Regional meeting
2007 Kingston,
ON
Survey workshop
Transport Canada
Masters Exam
2007 Toronto,
ON
Acquired license as Master of Yachts in excess of 20 meters
BALTEK Inc.
Cored Construction Seminar
2007 Kingston,
ON
Seminar - Balsa core construction. by Rob Mazza, Naval Architect of Baltek Inc
Transport Canada
Tonnage Survey Course
2004 Mississauga,
ON
Tonnage Measurement Course and appointment as Transport Canada Tonnage Measurer
SAMS®
Educational Symposium
2004 Toronto,
ON
Three day educational symposium covering a number of topics including infrared thermography
Mercury Marine
Parts Training Seminar
2004 Newmarket,
ON
Seminar - Mercury parts by Mercury Marine
IAMI
Training Seminar
2004 Toronto,
ON.
International Association of Marine Investigators courses on HIN/MIC, Marine fire investigations and marine theft. Certificate course.
ABYC®
Corrosion and Analysis
2003 Romulus,
MI.
American Boat & Yacht Council®, Corrosion analysis taught by Paul Fleury of ABYC, ®certificate course.
SAMS®
Composite Construction
2003 Sandusky,
OH
Great Lakes Regional meeting. Diesel engine seminar by Hoty Marine
SAMS®, AMS® 2002 Toronto,
ON
Gained Accredited Marine Surveyor status by successfully completing AMS® exam proctored by Captain Garry Kassbaum, Senior Marine Investigator, Transportation Safety Board of Canada.
Transport Canada
Masters Exam
2002 Toronto,
ON
Acquired license as Master Limited , 60 Tons with passengers
G.L.M.I. , MED A2 2002 Pt. Colbourne, ON Great Lakes Maritime Institute, Marine Emergency Duties, certificate pre-requisite for taking masters license exams.
SAMS® Regional meeting 1999 Sandusky,
OH
Survey Workshop, Composite construction & repair presented by Hoty Marine.
SAMS® 1999 Toronto,
ON
Vetted and accepted as a Surveyor Associate (SA) by Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors®