Boating Basics (PCOC)

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know for the Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety.

As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area.

See course table of contents.

British Columbia
Starts City Squadron Link
January 4, 2017 Victoria Brentwood Bay
January 7, 2017 Nanaimo Nanaimo
January 10, 2017 Abbotsford Valley
January 10, 2017 Maple Ridge Alouette
January 10, 2017 Victoria Saanich Peninsula
January 10, 2017 Richmond Fraser
January 10, 2017 Courtenay Cape Lazo
January 10, 2017 Langley Langley
January 10, 2017 Victoria Victoria
January 11, 2017 Gabriola Island Gabriola Island
January 12, 2017 Ladner Fraser
January 12, 2017 Duncan Cowichan
January 24, 2017 Burnaby Burnaby
January 24, 2017 Coquitlam Coquitlam
February 6, 2017 Garden Bay Pender Harbour
February 25, 2017 Nanoose Bay Nanoose
April 1, 2017 Roberts Creek Sunshine Coast
April 1, 2017 Courtenay Cape Lazo
April 6, 2017 Vancouver Vancouver
April 20, 2017 Ladysmith Mount Brenton
New Brunswick
Starts City Squadron Link
April 7, 2017 Moncton Shediac
April 28, 2017 Renforth Kennebecasis
Nova Scotia
Starts City Squadron Link
February 17, 2017 Halifax Halifax
Ontario
Starts City Squadron Link
TBD Ottawa Britannia-Rideau
TBD Kingston Kingston
TBD Lindsay Lindsay
TBD Deep River Oiseau Rock
TBD Cornwall Cornwall
TBD Ottawa Ottawa
TBD Brockville Brockville
TBD Stratford Stratford
TBD Cambridge Cambridge
May 5, 2016 Orangeville Orangeville
November 3, 2016 Hamilton Hamilton
December 3, 2016 Kitchener Kitchener-Waterloo
February 7, 2017 Tillsonburg Tillsonburg
February 7, 2017 Newmarket Newmarket
February 13, 2017 Oakville Oakville
February 25, 2017 Kingston Kingston
April 20, 2017 Kingston Kingston
May 6, 2017 Goderich/Bayfield Goderich
May 16, 2017 Sarnia Sarnia