Since November, 2017, things have changed. To get a 4th class now, you need a bit more than just EKG and EKM. This is an extract from ship safety bulletin 09/2017, laying out the requirements for 4M.
4. To obtain a Fourth-Class Engineer, motor ship or steamship CoC (STCW), a person must:
4.1 Meet all the requirements of section 147 of the Marine Personnel Regulations;
4.2 Pass examinations on the following subjects:
4.3 Provide a training certificate in “Leadership and Teamwork Skill” including engine room resource management training; and
4.4 Take an oral examination in the following subject: “Maritime Law and Ship’s Business”.
The oral examination from item 4.4 will be included in the subjects covered in the oral examination set out in section 147 of the MPR, and the knowledge assessed in above items 4.2 and 4.4 will be subject to guidelines as per a preparatory document provided by the Transport Canada Examination Centres to candidates prior to the oral examination. Graduates from a training program approved under TP 8911 at the operational level are exempted from the examinations in 4.2.
The full SSB is here; http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/bu ... 09-eng.htm
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