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PLEASURE CRAFT OPERATOR CARD

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330 Sparks Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada. K1A 0N8
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Since 1999, MyBoatCard.com® has been Canada’s trusted provider of Pleasure Craft Operator Cards (PCOCs). 

If you plan on operating a motorized boat in Canada, it is important to have a PCOC to demonstrate that you have the knowledge and skills to do so safely. Our online boating safety course has been approved by Transport Canada and covers all of the information you need to pass the PCOC exam. With our course, you can get your PCOC quickly and easily, so you can start enjoying the beautiful waterways of Canada as soon as possible.

Obtaining a PCOC has never been easier. Our online boating safety course is fully mobile-friendly and can be accessed from any device, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. You can study at your own pace and take breaks as needed. Plus, our course automatically tracks your progress, so you never lose any progress if you need to take a break. When you’re ready, you can take the online PCOC exam and print out a temporary PCOC immediately upon passing. and go boating today. MyBoatCard.com® will mail out your permanent PCOC in under 48 hours.

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Study our Boating Course.
Study at your own pace.
Boating Course is free.

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Pass the PCOC test.
Test is open book.
Retries are free.

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Print your Temp PCOC.
Go boating right away.
We ship your PCOC for free.

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What is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)?

The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is a form of proof that you have the necessary knowledge and skills to safely operate a boat. You can get your PCOC by completing our free Transport Canada approved online boating safety course and passing the final Transport Canada exam. By having a PCOC, you can demonstrate to others that you have been properly trained and are competent in boating safety.

Who needs a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) in Canada?

In Canada, all operators of motorized boats must have a proof of competency, regardless of their age, the horsepower of the engine, or the length of the boat. The most common form of proof of competency is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), also known as a boating license. This certification demonstrates that the operator has received proper boating education and has the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate a motorized boat.
Even if your boat has an electric trolling motor or a motor with less than 10 horsepower, you are required to have a PCOC. If you are caught operating a boat without a PCOC in Canada, you could be fined $250.Non-residents must also show proof of competency if they operate a craft that is registered in Canada or operate a motorized craft on Canadian waters for more than 44 consecutive days. This requirement applies to all operators, regardless of their nationality or the location of the boat.

Is the Pleasure Craft Operator Card and a Boating License the same thing?

The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) and boating license are essentially the same thing. They both demonstrate that the operator has received proper boating education and has the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate a motorized boat. The main difference is that the PCOC never expires and is valid for life, while a traditional license typically has an expiration date and must be renewed periodically. Because the PCOC does not expire, it is not technically considered a license. However, it serves a similar purpose and is often referred to as a boating license by many people.

Can I still get the Pleasure Craft Operator Card if I don’t have a driver's license?

You do not need to have a driver’s license to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). The PCOC is a separate certification that demonstrates your competency in operating a motorized boat. It is not related to your driver’s license or any other form of transportation-related certification. As long as you are old enough to complete the online boating safety course and pass the Transport Canada PCOC exam, you are eligible to get your PCOC.

What are the Transport Canada Requirements for the PCOC?

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online boating safety course. It is open to people of all ages who are interested in learning about boating safety and obtaining a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC).You do not have to be a resident of Canada to take this online course. The course is available to anyone, regardless of their location or nationality.

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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.

Join the more than 2,000,000 certified Canadians.

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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330 Sparks Street, Ottawa
Ontario, Canada. K1A 0N8

WHY US

MyBoatCard.com® is Canada’s trusted provider of boating safety education. Our Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is recognized and accepted nationwide, so you can use it to operate a motorized boat anywhere in the country.

We are dedicated to helping boaters of all levels improve their knowledge and skills, and our online boating safety course is a convenient and effective way to get your PCOC. With our course, you can learn everything you need to know to pass the Transport Canada PCOC exam and start enjoying the beautiful waterways of Canada as soon as possible.

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PCOC FAQ

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Do all boat operators need a PCOC in Canada?

In order to operate a motorboat in Canada, all operators must possess a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) or another form of proof of competency. This requirement applies to all motorboats and operators, regardless of the horsepower of the engine or the age of the operator.

How do I obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?

To get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), you can take our free online boating safety course and pass the Transport Canada PCOC exam. Once you pass the online exam, you can print out a temporary PCOC and start boating immediately. MyBoatCard.com® will send you a permanent PCOC in less than 48 hours.

Does my Pleasure Craft Operator Card expire?

The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is a lifelong certification that does not expire. There are no annual fees required to maintain your PCOC. This means that once you obtain your PCOC, you can use it to operate a pleasure craft in Canada for the rest of your life.

What age do I need to be to get a PCOC?

There is no minimum age requirement for obtaining a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). If you are old enough to complete the online boating safety course and pass the online exam, you are eligible to get your PCOC. It’s important to note that your PCOC never expires, so you can use it to operate a pleasure craft in Canada for life.

Is the PCOC valid in all Canadian provinces?

Yes, your Pleasure Craft Operator Card is valid in all Canadian provinces and territories.

What happens if I lose my Pleasure Craft Operator Card?

If you lose your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), you can call us at 1800 886 5303 to request a replacement. We will provide you with a temporary card that you can print out immediately, and your replacement PCOC will be mailed to you within 48 hours.

What’s the boating safety course all about?

MyBoatCard’s official boating safety course has been approved by Transport Canada. It covers the necessary information and skills required to pass the Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) exam and obtain your PCOC. The course includes topics such as boating basics, safety equipment, boat operation, rules and regulations, and navigation rules. The best part is that MyBoatCard.com offers the course at no cost.

Is the Transport Canada exam difficult?

MyBoatCard’s boating safety course covers all of the information you need to pass the online Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) exam. The exam is open book and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. You must score at least 75% (38 out of 50) to pass. If you don’t pass the exam on your first attempt, don’t worry – you can retake the exam after a 24-hour waiting period. The one-time fee for the course includes unlimited exam retakes and unlimited access to the online boating course material.
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MyBoatCard.com® was established to provide you with the most affordable and fastest way to obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). We are 100% Canadian owned.

Purchase your official PCOC for only $39. 
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At MyBoatCard.com®, we guarantee fast shipping of your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). We manufacture and ship your PCOC within 48 hours, so you can start boating as soon as possible.In contrast, other providers can take up to 4-6 weeks to ship your PCOC.

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MyBoatCard.com® PCOC is valid in all provinces of Canada.

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Our online boating safety course at MyBoatCard.com® is fully mobile-friendly and can be accessed from any device, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. The course has been designed to work seamlessly on all types of devices, so you can study wherever and whenever is convenient for you.

Additionally, our course automatically tracks your progress, allowing you to study at your own pace. You can take breaks as needed and pick up where you left off without losing any progress. This makes it easy to fit your boating education into your busy schedule.

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Transport Canada approved Boating Safety Course is free. Take the course in your own time and risk-free.

Other providers try to get you to pay upfront before you even have a chance to try out their course!

BOATING.
IN CANADA.

Canada is the ultimate boating destination. As the second largest country in the world, Canada boasts an impressive 202,080 km of coastline, making it a paradise for boaters. With a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), Canadian boaters have endless options for where to explore by boat. In fact, Canada is home to 50% of the world’s natural lakes, with a total of 31,752 lakes covering 9% of the country’s surface. This gives boaters plenty of opportunities to discover the beauty and diversity of Canada’s waterways.

BOATING.
LAWS.

The Canada Shipping Act, 2001 is the main law that regulates marine transportation and recreational boating in Canada. It also protects the marine environment.

Under the act, all boat operators must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or another form of proof of competency. This demonstrates that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to safely operate a pleasure craft and are aware of the applicable rules and regulations.

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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.

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