All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of
To get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), you need to write a test
approved by Transport Canada. This handbook helps you and your family prepare
for that test. All you need to know for your test is presented in an easy to
read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident in
knowing that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport
Canada’s Office of Boating Safety.
Once comfortable with the study material, you may challenge the PCOC exam. As
an extra benefit, if you pass the exam offered by Canadian Power & 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 & Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area.
“CPS-ECP is making the move to offer
our textbook materials in eBook format for those students who wish to download
the material to an electronic device (I-Pad, Smartphone, etc.) – if you choose
an eBook format and register online we should be able to provide you a copy of
your manual via email prior to you beginning the course”.
Fee for the course is $70
For more information or to pre-register