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Do I Need A Boating Licence?

Excluding the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, all persons who operate a motorized pleasure craft in Canada that is used for recreational purposes must carry a Transport Canada Accredited Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) or equivalent proof of competency on board.


Get Your Boating Licence in 3 Easy Steps.


Step 1

Boater Registration

  • Our course is Transport Canada Approved and was designed with you in mind. It is our intention to provide you with the best online safe boating course available.
  • The One-time fee of $24.99 plus tax includes:
  • Full access to the Online Study Guide.
  • Access to the OFFICIAL Transport Canada PCOC test.
  • Your electronic and printable temporary PCOC certificate.
  • Mailing of your PERMANENT LIFE TIME PCOC.
  • There are no additional or hidden fees!
  • When prompted for payment, we accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards
  • Try The First Few Voyages For FREE NOW ►

Step 2

Complete the Course

  • You could complete the timed course and quizzes in as little as four hours.
  • Sit back and study at your own pace; you do not have to complete the course in one sitting.





Step 3

Complete the Open Book PCOC Test and Print Your Temporary PCOC

Once you have completed the course you will be directed to the Transport Canada PCOC Test. The PCOC Test is OPEN BOOK! Meaning you can reference our online study guide at the same time as your read the questions. Don't worry; if you don’t pass after waiting 24 hrs, you can try the PCOC Test one more time. Retries are FREE! Upon successful completion, you will be able to immediately print your temporary certificate and get out on the water!  Your permanent PCOC will be mailed and arrive within 4 to 6 weeks.

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How It Works and What to Expect from Our Online Course!

Join Boatn’n Bob ® and friends, while becoming educated and entertained at the same time. One official referred to the course as the most educational courses they had taken ! Once registered you will be granted access to the complete online study course and you may try the first few voyages for FREE!




The Course

Get out and feel the tranquility of boating Our course includes fast loading graphics, animations and photographs that we spent the time on the water obtaining.

There is no rush to complete the course you can study at your own pace. Speed demons could complete the timed course in as little as 4 hours! Regardless of your pace the course must be completed within one year from the date of registration.                    



Logging In and Out

There is no need to feel pressured to complete the course in one sitting and no worrying about logging in and out, as we keep track of your progress and return you to where you left off.




Course Topics Include:

  • Laws regarding boating.
  • Mandatory Equipment familiarization and maintenance.
  • How to prevent boating emergencies.
  • Rules of the road.
  • Purpose and familiarization of aids to navigation.
  • Responding to boating emergencies.





Helpful Teaching Aids

We use a variety of illustrations, animations and photographs to demonstrate the importance of boating safety in the Better Boating Safe Boat Training ® safe boating online course.

POP-UP definitions help you learn and retain the boating lingo!


Fantastic graphics and Interactive just for fun knowledge quizzes help you learn and retain the information.


Voyage Quizzes

To assist you in retaining safe boating knowledge each voyage is followed by a multiple choice ten question quiz. You must achieve a minimum mark of 80% prior to commencing the next voyage. Should you fail a voyage quiz, you are required to redo only that FAILED voyage and quiz prior to moving onto the next voyage.





The Pleasure Craft Operator Card Test



Don't be nervous we helped write the final test questions!







Once you have completed the Better Boating Safe Boat Training® online safe boating course you will be directed to Transport Canada's website to complete the timed Pleasure Craft Operator Card Test. The Pleasure Craft Operator Card Test CONSISTS OF 50 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS AND IS OPEN BOOK! Meaning you can read the online safe boating study guide at the same time as you read the questions. The Pleasure Craft Operator Card Test must be completed within 1 year of completing the online safe boating course.  IF you are unsuccessful achieving 75% you must wait 24hrs before attempting the Pleasure Craft Operator Card Test again. The second attempt must be completed within 30 days of the first attempt.



Getting Your Card

Once a score 75% is achieved you can print your Better Boating Safe Boat Training ® temporary certificate and GET OUT ON THE WATER! Your permanent boating licence will be mailed and arrive within 4 to 6 weeks.





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Why Is a PCOC Called Boating Licence or Boat Licence?


Since the inception of the program (1999) the public has referred to the PCOC as boating licence or boating card, the name has stuck ever since.


Boating Lincense

A boat license or boating licence are the numbers displayed on the bow of a vessel.



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Our Student Testimonials

You guys have a great program. I just wish all the other boating courses were more like yours then we would not have some of these people out there on the water with limited experience. Incidentally the all-day course I took in Toronto in 2001 was one of the best and is far better than just writing the test and hoping for a pass mark.

Mr. Sackston,
Fenelon Falls, Ontario

Due to my hectic schedule I was unable to attend your one day course located in Toronto.  I was hesitant taking the course online thinking that it would be intimidating and or boring. To my surprise I found the online course to be very entertaining and educating!

Mrs. Breen,
Sarnia Ontario

I had a great time during the one day course; it was very educating and exciting!

Mr. Adams,
Toronto Ontario

I found the Better Boating Safe Boating training course to be very informative and entertaining!

Chatton, Ontario

I considered myself to be an experienced boater, after completing this very informative course I realized that an old salt can always learn more!
Well done thanks Better Boating

Coner Brook , N.L

Thank you, online training and testing is really convenient. I work long hours and am unable to go to a training center during the week.

John Stanley,

Very nice website! Very cool, sweet, more than sweet!

Justin Wainwright,

Hi, my name is Ben and I am 15 years old. My birthday is coming up and I got my boaters licence online.

The website you have made is fantastic. I actually use it to study from. It's an excellent source for boating safety, rules and regulations.

The site is great. Keep up the good work!


Victoria Britsh Columbia