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Transport Canada (TC) Approved Boating Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) Course and Exam Online

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Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, BOATERexam.com® is a leading provider of safe boater education and certification across the United States and Canada. The online boat safety course and exam allows boaters to meet mandatory education requirements and to obtain their official boater education card or boating license online. All operators of powered watercraft used for recreational purposes within Canada require the card as of September 15 2009.

BOATERexam offers a Transport Canada approved boat license course and exam for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card, required by Canadians operating powered pleasure boats in all provinces. You get access to the comprehensive and easy-to-understand study guide, complete with illustrations, animated videos and audio.


To get the PCOC card, study the online course, pass the online exam (retries are always free) and print your Temp Card. BOATERexam is Canada's most trusted provider of boating safety education and a Transport Canada approved course. The boating license certification course is trusted by Canadians and recognized by over 50 U.S. States.

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Canada PCOC

  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC): The PCOC is proof of competency that shows boaters understand how to operate a boat safely. This is achieved through taking the boater safety course online or in person and passing the final exam.
  • Safe Boating Course: The goal of the program is to encourage boaters to evaluate their capabilities and limits, to prepare themselves adequately before heading out, and to be responsible on the water.
  • The PCOC does not expire and therefore is not called a license. Only a PCOC is required to legally operate a motor-powered boat on Canadian waters.
  • The card is valid in each Canadian province: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia (BC), Prince Edward Island (PEI), Saskatchewan, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador (NFLD).

United States Boating License

  • Boating License in the USA: BOATERexam offers boating safety courses approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard, and each of the state-endorsed boating exam courses has been approved by the state agency responsible for boating safety.

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 5, 2021