A Pleasure Craft Operator Card is required to operate a power-driven boats and watercrafts in Canada - It's The Law.
What is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?
A Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) proves that you have gained the knowledge to safely operate a motorized pleasure craft on Canada's waterways.
Who needs a PCOC?
- Federal law in Canada mandated by Transport Canada
- All operators of motorized vessels regardless of age, size of boat or engine horsepower
- No grandfather clause or age exemption
- Boaters caught with the card face a minimum $250.00 fine.
This applies to all persons who operate a powered watercraft fitted with any size or type of motor - even trolling and electric motors. The PCOC is the most common proof of competency in Canada.
Every person who operates a motorized boat in Canada must obtain proof of competency. You can obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card by passing Transport Canada Accredited boating safety test. Getting your Operator Card proves that you are a competent boater and ensures that you understand Canada's navigation rues and how to boat safely.
Boaters can obtain their official Pleasure Craft Operator Card, commonly known as a boat license or boat card, by successfully passing the BOAT smart! exam. Click on the link below to get yours now!
BOAT smart Exam