Canadian Hydrographer Certification Scheme (CHCS)
Certification is desirable because of the following:
- Allows public recognition of your professional excellence.
- Provides a formally recognized and structured career.
- Provides an internationally recognized career path whether in the private and public sectors.
- Establishes the person’s level of expertise and competency.
- Reduces the risks associated with unqualified and inexperienced persons providing these services to the public.
- Provides the certificate holder with an enhanced profile within their industry.
The CHCS has been recognized by the FIG/IHO/ICA International Board on Standard of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautica Cartographers (IBSC).