How do you get a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?
The most common proof of competency is the Pleasure Craft Operator Card. You can get the card by taking a boating safety course in-person or online, and passing the test at the end of the course. Training and testing for this card is only available through Transport Canada accredited course providers.
Which pleasure boats need to be licensed in Canada?
What types of pleasure craft do I need to license? A licence or registration is mandatory for all pleasure craft equipped with motors of 10 horsepower (7.5 kilowatts) or more, including personal watercraft, which are principally maintained or operated in Canada.
Is BOATsmart Canada legit?
Canada’s Boating Educator BOATsmart! is accredited by Transport Canada to certify boaters for their Official Pleasure Craft Operator Card. BOATsmart! is also accredited and recognized by NASBLA and the US Coast Guard.
What can you do with a Pcoc?
The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is a document used in Canada as proof of competency to operate a recreational boat with a motor. It is required for any craft fitted with a motor, even if the motor is not in use, for example an auxiliary motor on a sailboat.
Is the Canada boating license the same as the pleasure craft operator card?
Pleasure craft operators who are required to have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) must carry the card on board the vessel and have it available for inspection by an enforcement officer. Is the Canada Boating Licence the same as the permanent Pleasure Craft Operator Card?
How do you get a pleasure craft operator card?
Obtaining a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) Boaters who do not already have one of the other documents accepted as proof of competency (see above list) must obtain a PCOC. You do this by passing a boating safety test; usually the test is taken at the end of a boating safety course.
Where can I get a boating safety card in Canada?
BoaterExam.com® is approved by Transport Canada to provide boating safety courses and exams, and to issue the Pleasure Craft Operator Card in both official languages to recreational boaters in Canada.
Do you need a driver’s license to drive a pleasure craft in Canada?
You are not required to have a driver’s license in order to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. The Boat Canada boating safety course from Boat Ed was developed specifically for Transport Canada and meets the competency requirements for the Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC).