Get a Temporary Boaters License – today!
Can you get a temporary boat license in BC?
Yes, MyBoatCard.com® offers a temporary boating license option for anyone looking to boat in BC. With our fast online process, you can obtain a temporary license quickly and easily, allowing you to hit the water in no time.
Are you planning a short-term boating trip in BC but don’t have a boating license, also known as a Pleasure Craft Operator Card? It is the law for anyone operating a powered craft in BC to possess a boating license (or have another proof of competency)
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Eligibility for a Temporary Boating License in BC
You do not have to be a resident of BC to obtain a temporary boating license and there is no minimum age requirement. If you can understand the boating safety course you are eligible to obtain a temporary boaters license.
The temporary Pleasure Craft Operator Card is proof that you have passed the Transport Canada exam and can legally operate a pleasure craft in BC.
How to get a Temporary Boating License in BC
You can obtain a temporary boating license in 3 simple steps:
- Study our easy-to-follow BC boating course.
- Pass the Official Transport Canada boating exam online. No need to worry – the exam is open book and our course includes everything you need to know to pass. Exam retries are free and unlimited.
- Once you have passed the boating exam you will immediately receive a temporary boaters license (PCOC) that you can print at home and go boating straight away.
If you want to test your boating knowledge before taking the final Transport Canada exam, you can take the free BC boater license practice test.
How long does it take to get a temporary boating license in BC?
It takes on average 3-4 hours to obtain a temporary boating license in BC. This includes the time required to study the boating safety course and pass the Transport Canada boater exam.
How long is the temporary Boating License valid for in BC?
The temporary Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is valid for 60 days from the date of issue (i.e. 60 days from the day you passed your Transport Canada exam).
Printing the temporary boaters license allows you to go boating straight away while you wait for your permanent Pleasure Craft Operator Card to arrive in the mail.
How much does a Temporary Boating License in BC cost?
A temporary boaters license in BC costs $39. This includes the cost of the course, Transport Canada exam and the temporary boating License.
Benefits of a Temporary Boating License
A temporary boating license is a great option for those who are planning a short-term boating trip in BC.
It allows you to legally operate a pleasure craft in the province without having to wait for a mailed permanent Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) to arrive at your address (which can take up to a week). It’s also a great option for:
- Residents of other countries who want to boat in BC for a short period of time.
- Anyone that has recently changed their name and needs to get water soon
- Anyone that has lost or damaged their PCOC and who can’t get in contact with the provider who issued their car originally.
Plus, you can obtain it quickly and easily through our online process.
MyBoatCard.com® makes it easy.
MyBoatCard.com’s temporary boating license option is a convenient and affordable solution for those planning a short-term boating trip in BC.
Whether you’re a resident of the province or just visiting, our easy online process allows you to legally operate a pleasure craft without having to wait around for your PCOC to arrive in the mail. Don’t let time hold you back from hitting the water, get your temporary boating license today!
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Transport Canada approved Boater 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!
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.