Want to enjoy more fun, relaxing, and carefree days on the water?

The more knowledge you have, the more enjoyable boating becomes! Register for a course:

CPS-ECP Members are eligible for 10%-25% discounts on select courses.

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  • The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is good for life
  • The CPS-ECP PCOC has no annual fees
  • The CPS-ECP PCOC is the only Canadian PCOC that is NASBLA approved — and valid in the United States of America
  • Order Replacement Boating Cards

Learn from Experienced Boaters and Save on Boat Insurance

Maritime Radio Course

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Get your required Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime).

Online or Classroom options available.

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Basic Navigation and Boat Handling

The Operator Card makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills, but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat.

Online and Classroom options available.

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Practical Weather for Boaters

This course will help you develop keen judgments in “reading” the sky and waves for optimum boating safety in and around Canadian waters.

Online and Classroom options available.

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Join Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

It’s the investment from individuals like you that allow us to better serve our boating community.

Member benefits include:

  • Save on your group home, auto and boat insurance
  • Aqua Map navigation software discount
  • Save on boating equipment from premier manufacturers
  • Marine assistance, Magazines and More!
  • Discounts on CPS-ECP Boating Courses
  • To join, Apply to be a Member. Former members need to Rejoin or contact membership@cps-ecp.ca or 1-888-277-2628 Ext 0159 for assistance. BECOME A MEMBER FOR $60.

Help Protect our Waterways and be Boat Blue

Boat Blue with CPS-ECP

As boaters, paddlers, swimmers, surfers – however we choose to get out and enjoy our waterways, we have a responsibility and an active role to play in taking care of them for the future.

Learn How To Boat Blue

Marine Mammal Regulations in Canada

It is the responsibility of all boat owners and operators to ensure the safety and protection of all wildlife including, but not limited to, whales.

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Free Guides

It’s very easy to become overwhelmed by the environmental problems that we face on waterways globally, but the best thing to do is just start by being part of the solution – one step at a time.

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