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.
- 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 ►
Complete the Course
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!
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.
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.
UNFORTUNATELY FAILING A SECOND TIME WILL REQUIRE YOU TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE ONLINE SAFE BOATING COURSE AND QUIZZES. Retries are FREE and unlimited!
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.