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
September 6, 2016 Qualicum Beach Ballenas
September 6, 2016 Victoria Victoria
September 7, 2016 Victoria Brentwood Bay
September 10, 2016 Nanoose Bay Nanoose
September 13, 2016 Langley Langley
September 14, 2016 Gabriola Island Gabriola Island
September 14, 2016 White Rock White Rock
September 15, 2016 Duncan Cowichan
September 17, 2016 Courtenay Cape Lazo
September 22, 2016 Chilliwack Valley
October 15, 2016 Roberts Creek Sunshine Coast
November 17, 2016 Vancouver Vancouver
January 10, 2017 Abbotsford Valley
January 12, 2017 Duncan Cowichan
February 25, 2017 Nanoose Bay Nanoose
April 6, 2017 Vancouver Vancouver
April 20, 2017 Ladysmith Mount Brenton
Nova Scotia
Starts City Squadron Link
July 18, 2016 Halifax Halifax
Starts City Squadron Link
TBD Ottawa Britannia-Rideau
TBD Kingston Kingston
TBD Deep River Oiseau Rock
TBD Lindsay Lindsay
TBD Ottawa Ottawa
TBD Cornwall Cornwall
TBD Brockville Brockville
TBD Stratford Stratford
TBD Cambridge Cambridge
May 5, 2016 Orangeville Orangeville
August 10, 2016 Hamilton Hamilton
September 1, 2016 Ottawa Britannia-Rideau
September 15, 2016 Barrie Barrie
October 13, 2016 Ajax Ajax
October 17, 2016 Oakville Oakville
November 14, 2016 Whitby Oshawa
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