How It Works
Take The Boating Course Online
Complete the CanadaBoatSafety.com online course. The course presents the material in a flexible and easy-to-understand manner. The material is organized into five chapters, with a 10 question quiz at the end of each chapter. You must achieve a passing grade of 80% before proceeding to the next chapter.
Pass The Official Test
Take the Transport Canada Boating Safety Test. This is a timed (75 minute) test consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions and a pass mark of 75% (at least 38 of 50 questions must be answered correctly).
Unlimited test retries included
Print your Temporary Card
Your temporary PCOC can be downloaded and your permanent card will be sent to you via mail.
What is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?
In order to legally operate a motorized pleasure craft in Canada, you must be able to provide proof of competency. Unless you have completed a boating safety course in Canada prior to April 1, 1999, obtained a specified marine safety certificate issued to professional mariners, or have an applicable Rental Boat Safety Checklist, a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is required as proof of competency.
CanadaBoatSafety.com is a Transport Canada accredited provider of the pleasure craft operator card (PCOC) course, including the exam and replacement cards. CanadaBoatSafety.com was founded in 2002, is Canadian operated and Canadian owned, and is based in Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Upon successfully passing the Transport Canada Boating Safety Test, CanadaBoatSafety.com will issue your personalized Pleasure Craft Operator Card.Learn More About Us
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