Become a Member Again

As of October 1, 2021, all unpaid memberships will convert to non-member status 30 days after the expiry date. To rejoin, please follow the instructions in the Membership drop-down titled, Rejoin or contact or 1-888-277-2628 Ext 0159 for assistance.


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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

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, as long as they are in our directory. If our system cannot find your PCOC record, please contact the Office of Boating Safety at or 1-800-267-6687.

Face-to-face classes and meetings are now permitted, Virtual Classrooms are still Available

We are updating the health and safety measures for all of our volunteers, students and staff of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. As the number of vaccinated Canadians is increasing, hospital admissions are decreasing and Provinces and Municipal Authorities are easing pandemic restrictions we are now permitting Face-to-Face classes and meetings. These are subject to the CPS-ECP protocols here. Federal, Provincial, and Local regulations take precedence over CPS-ECP protocols. Online courses that have sustained CPS-ECP for the last year or more are still available.

      Other Featured Boating Courses

      VHF Marine Radio Course

      Does everyone on board know how to call for help?

      To operate a Marine Radio, it is required by law to have the Restricted Operator Certificate

      Register Today

      Introduction to Weather Course

      The wise boater respects and anticipates mother nature’s many moods.

      Learn to accurately interpret weather reports and forecasts.

      Register Today

      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.

      Register Today


      Online 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

      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


      CPS-ECP Events

      We offer a range of events and services nationally — explore and participate in events near you.