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
May 24, 2016 Qualicum Beach Ballenas
September 7, 2016 Victoria Brentwood Bay
September 10, 2016 Nanoose Bay Nanoose
September 17, 2016 Courtenay Cape Lazo
September 22, 2016 Chilliwack Valley
November 22, 2016 Victoria Victoria
January 10, 2017 Abbotsford Valley
February 25, 2017 Nanoose Bay Nanoose
New Brunswick
Starts City Squadron Link
May 28, 2016 Fredericton Fredericton
June 25, 2016 Fredericton Fredericton
Nova Scotia
Starts City Squadron Link
May 17, 2016 Dartmouth Alderney
Online
Starts City Squadron Link
May 17, 2016 Online National
Ontario
Starts City Squadron Link
TBD Cambridge Cambridge
TBD Lindsay Lindsay
TBD Cornwall Cornwall
TBD Brockville Brockville
TBD Stratford Stratford
May 5, 2016 Orangeville Orangeville
May 5, 2016 Orangeville Orangeville
May 7, 2016 Goderich/Bayfield Goderich
May 10, 2016 Sarnia Sarnia
May 11, 2016 Ottawa Ottawa
May 14, 2016 Hamilton Hamilton
May 17, 2016 Ottawa Britannia-Rideau
May 17, 2016 Ottawa Ottawa
May 17, 2016 Kingston Kingston
June 8, 2016 Kitchener Kitchener-Waterloo
December 3, 2016 Kitchener Kitchener-Waterloo
February 7, 2017 Newmarket Newmarket
February 25, 2017 Kingston Kingston
April 20, 2017 Kingston Kingston