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
November 3, 2016 Victoria Oak Bay
November 9, 2016 Saltspring Island Saltspring Island
November 17, 2016 Vancouver Vancouver
January 7, 2017 Nanaimo Nanaimo
January 10, 2017 Richmond Fraser
January 10, 2017 Abbotsford Valley
January 10, 2017 Victoria Saanich Peninsula
January 10, 2017 Courtenay Cape Lazo
January 12, 2017 Duncan Cowichan
January 12, 2017 Ladner Fraser
February 6, 2017 Garden Bay Pender Harbour
February 25, 2017 Nanoose Bay Nanoose
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
October 14, 2016 Halifax Halifax
Starts City Squadron Link
TBD Lindsay Lindsay
TBD Ottawa Britannia-Rideau
TBD Cornwall Cornwall
TBD Kingston Kingston
TBD Brockville Brockville
TBD Deep River Oiseau Rock
TBD Stratford Stratford
TBD Ottawa Ottawa
TBD Cambridge Cambridge
May 5, 2016 Orangeville Orangeville
September 19, 2016 Trenton RCAF Trenton
September 21, 2016 Guelph Guelph
October 5, 2016 Burlington Burlington
October 11, 2016 Toronto Toronto East
October 13, 2016 Ajax Ajax
October 17, 2016 Toronto Toronto East
October 25, 2016 Sarnia Sarnia
November 3, 2016 Hamilton Hamilton
November 3, 2016 Hamilton Hamilton
November 14, 2016 Whitby Oshawa
November 22, 2016 London London
December 3, 2016 Kitchener Kitchener-Waterloo
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