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MyBoatCard.com® is Canada’s trusted provider of boating safety education and has been Transport Canada approved since 1999.
MyBoatCard.com® is accredited by Transport Canada to certify boaters for their Official Pleasure Craft Operator Card. The boating card is good for life and valid in all Canadian provinces and territories including Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
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MyBoatCard.com® is Canada’s most trusted provider of boating safety education and has been Transport Canada approved since 1999.
Join the more than 2,000,000 certified Canadians.
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MyBoatCard.com® guarantees the fastest shipping. Your boating license (PCOC) is manufactured and shipped out in under 48 hours.
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MyBoatCard.com® boating license is valid in all provinces of Canada.
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MyBoatCard.com® online boating safety course is fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. The boating safety course has been designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
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What is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)?
Who needs a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) in Canada?
Anybody who operates a motorized boat in Canada must have a proof of competency, regardless of your age, engine horsepower or length of boat. The most common proof of competency in Canada is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (boating license). Proof of competency is basically a proof of boating education.
Is the Pleasure Craft Operator Card and a Boating License the same thing?
Can I still get the Pleasure Craft Operator Card if I don’t have a driver's license?
What are the Transport Canada Requirements for the PCOC?
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Transport Canada approved Boating Safety Course is free. Take the course in your own time and risk-free.
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The 8 most common questions asked by Canadian boaters.
Do all boat operators need a boating license in Canada?
Anybody who operates a motorboat in Canada must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (Boating License) or other proof of competency, regardless of engine horsepower or age of the operator.
How do I obtain a boating license?
You can obtain your PCOC by completing our free online boating safety course and passing the Transport Canada PCOC exam. When you have passed the online exam, you can print your temporary PCOC and go boating right away. MyBoatCard.com® will mail out your permanent pleasure craft operator card in under 48 hours.
Does my boating license expire?
What age do I need to be to get a boating license?
There is no minimum age for obtaining a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. As long as you are old enough to take the online boating safety course and pass the online exam, you are old enough to get a boating license in Canada. Remember, your boating license never expires!
Is the PCOC valid in all Canadian provinces?
What happens if I lose my boating license?
What’s the boating safety course all about?
Is the Transport Canada exam difficult?
MyBoatCard’s boating safety course covers everything you need to know to pass your online PCOC exam. The online PCOC exam is open book and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The passing score is 75% (38 out of 50). If you fail don’t worry, you can retake the exam after a 24-hour wait. Your one-time fee includes unlimited exam retries and unlimited access to the online boating course.
BOATING. IN CANADA.
Say hello to boating paradise. Not only is Canada the second largest county in the world but it is also home to the longest coastline in the world, with over 202,080 km of coastline.
Canadian PCOC holders are spoilt for choice of where to explore by boat. Canada is home to 50% of the world’s natural lakes (31,752 lakes), this means 9% of Canada’s surface is covered in lakes!
The Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario are full of amazing lakes and coastlines to explore by boat.
The Canada Shipping Act, 2001 is the principal legislation governing safety of marine transportation and recreational boating, as well as protection of the marine environment in Canada.
The act lays out rules and regulations, including the requirement that all boat operators must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or other form of proof of competency. You can learn more about your province’s specific boating rules and regulations:
British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon
MyBoatCard.com® is accredited by Transport Canada to deliver boating safety courses and administer tests for the issuance of Pleasure Craft Operator Cards, including replacement cards, under the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations.