Boating 1 – Boating Basics - PCOC

Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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.

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Boating Basics (PCOC)
On Line Course
Cornwall, ON K6J 2R6


This is an on line course

This is a unique, online learning opportunity offered to boaters in the Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall and southern Rideau areas to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator's Card at your own pace, in your own home, using your PC, Mac, iPad, or Android, and the Internet.  The up-to-date material and presentations used in the CPS-ECP Boating Basics/PCOC classroom seminars are provided online, narrated for your education whenever and wherever you wish to experience them. Once you have had an opportunity to view the online presentations, and to read the handbook, at you own pace, we will arrange with you a short face-to-face review in preparation for the required Transport Canada multiple-choice test.  The review and examinations dates will be confirmed as you begin your studies, tailored to your availability and expectations.