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Transport Canada (TC) Approved Boating Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) Licensing & Wake Boat Course Online


Founded in 2002, CanadaBoatSafety is a Transport Canada accredited provider of the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) course, including the exam and replacement cards. CanadaBoatSafety 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 will issue your personalized Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). Once you get your PCOC, it is good for life. There are no renewal fees or expiry dates, and it is not graduated by age.

Commonly referred to as a Boating License, a Pleasure Craft Operator Card is not a license a credit card size card that is issued from a Transport Canada accredited course provider. Everyone who operates an engine-powered boat (also known as a vessel or pleasure craft) of any size must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (or acceptable alternate form of proof of competency) in their possession.

Many boat rental agencies request or prefer renters to possess a Pleasure Craft Operator Card as proof of competency; however, they may also complete and review with the renter a Boat Rental Safety Checklist, which the operator must carry for the duration of the rental period.

CanadaBoatSafety also provides a Wake Boat course for Canada and also U.S. States & NASBLA approved boating licenses through BoatTests101.

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Online Training & Exams

PCOC Boating License

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  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) Course: The Official Transport Canada approved Boating Safety Course will provide you with the knowledge for the final exam to obtain your boating license. 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.
  • 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).

Wake Boat Course

  • The Wake Boat Course: The first and only professional course with certification in everything Tow Boat; mechanics, manoeuvring, towing, and coaching. The purpose of this course is to provide all levels of Tow Boat owners. This course is right for you if - You own and/or operate a Tow Boat; You have little to no experience driving a Tow Boat; or You plan to use your boat for water sports.

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