Featured Boating Courses

VHF Marine Radio Course

Does everyone on board know how to call for help?

To operate a Marine Radio, you are required by law to have the Restricted Operator Certificate.

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Introduction to Weather Course

The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’s many moods. Learn to accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts.

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Beyond Boating Basics Course

The PCOC 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.

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Need Replacement Cards?

CPS-ECP members save on replacement cards.

You can order replacement Pleasure Craft Operator Card or Restricted Operator Certificate cards online. Canadian Power and Sail will replace any PCOC issued by us or the Canadian Red Cross, if they are in our directory. Please register your account as a returning user, login, go to your Profile and update your mailing address before proceeding to payment. If our system cannot find your PCOC record, please contact the Office of Boating Safety at pcoc-ccep@tc.gc.ca or 1-800-267-6687.


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Get it online now, or register for a class near you — it’s good for life!

  • 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

Featured Boating Seminars

How To Use GPS

This introductory online seminar is for boaters who want to know the basics of how to set up their GPS/Chartplotter.

This Seminar is available 24/7 at your own convenience.

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Tides and Currents

For the safety of oneself, the boat’s crew and the boat itself, the boater had best be prepared to take tides and currents into consideration when planning a voyage of any length in tidal waters.

This Seminar is available 24/7 at your own convenience.

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Tropical Weather

This seminar gives provides a quick review of mid-latitude weather, and then explains the differences that we would find in the tropics, and why they are different.

This Seminar is available 24/7 at your own convenience.

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      Boating Course Catalog

      Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons is recognized as the foremost educational boating authority in Canada.

      Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons offers a variety of online and classroom based Boating and Navigation courses across Canada.

      Take a boating course to improve your boating safety knowledge, as well as vessel handling and navigation skills.

      Member Benefits

      Membership in Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons means that you are part of a community of passionate boaters who are committed to safety, boating education and having fun on the water. Member benefits include:

      • Save on your group home, auto and boat insurance
      • Save on boating equipment from premier manufacturers
      • Marine assistance, Magazines and More!
      • Discounts on CPS-ECP boating courses

      Join Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

      Join our community of boaters and feel confident on the water. Benefits include savings on Boating Education courses, discounts on insurance and marine supplies, monthly CPS-ECP online newsletter, and Canadian Yachting magazine. 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.

      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.

      Click here for the full Regulations

      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.

      Download our Guides