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Our comprehensive online course will provide essential information on important topics to help you prepare for the online Transport Canada Boating Safety Test for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC).
This online course may be taken from any internet enabled computer and can be paused and returned to at any time. There is a minimum time requirement for each module. You must view the slide modules for the required amount of time before being permitted to move onto the next module and complete the course.
This comprehensive, easy-to-use online boating education program covers important boat-safety topics, including:
Module 1 - Getting your boat ready
Module 2 - Keeping You and Your Boat Safe
Module 3 - Getting Ready to Sail
Module 4 - Following Rules of the Water
Module 5 - Preventing and Responding to Emergencies
Final Test - Transport Canada
The course will take you at least 3 hours
You must take the PCOC test within 30 days of completing the online course
You can print a temporary card (PCOC) at home once you pass the PCOC test while your permanent card is being made and mailed to you in 6 weeks/days.
What is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?
A pleasure craft operator card (PCOC) is also known as a boating licence.
In Canada, if you operate a boat with a motor and use it for recreation, you need a PCOC. PCOC shows you have a basic understanding of how to operate your boat safely and know what to do in an emergency.
Proof of competency is required with all motor types and even when the motor is not in use.
This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Personal information collected during the registration process is required to issue a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) and register a candidates’ PCOC record in the National Pleasure Craft Operator Card Database System
A Transport Canada accredited course provider.
It's the law!
In Canada, if you operate a boat with a motor and use it for recreation, regulation require you to provide proof of competency - something that shows you have a basic understanding of how to operate your boat safely and know what to do in an emergency. Proof of competency is required with all motor types (including electric trolling motors) and even when the motor is not in use (such as when sailing). Through this course and in the manual you will learn that a variety of documents may serve as proof of competency:
Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) Note: A paper or electronic copy of a PCOC is NOT acceptable.
Certificate from a Canadian boating safety course completed before April 1, 1999.
Professional Marine Certificate or equivalent.
Completed rental boat safety checklist, good only for rental period.
for a visitor to Canada, an operator card or other document that meet the requirements of his/her home state or country.
Proof of competency is not required in the following situations:
the boat is being operated in the waters of Nunavut or the Northwest Territories.
the boat is being used for daily living or subsistence activities (such as hunting and fishing practiced by many Indigenous peoples).
a visitor to Canada operating the boat he/she brought into Canada for less than 45 consecutive days.
Be safe and responsible while you enjoy your time on the water!
At AHEIA we offer many outdoor education certificate programs and we pride ourselves in our safety record and quality of programming. Please feel free to visit aheia.com to discover the many opportunities you have to experience the great outdoors! Enjoy your Pleasure Craft Operator Training and please be safe and responsible on the water!