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Get Your BC Boating Licence in 3 Easy Steps!

The official term is Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) that is good for life from coast to coast!


1. Complete the online course

Study the online course material that includes quizzes and interactive animations. After completing the timed course, you’ll advance to the timed Transport Canada Boating Safety Test. No need to worry, if you don’t pass your first time. After 24 hours, you’ll have one more attempt to pass the test.

2. Pass the Transport Canada Boating Safety Test and Go Boating

After passing the Transport Canada Boating Safety Test, you can print your B.C Temporary Boating License and get out on the water.

3. Getting Your Permanent PCOC

Your lifetime Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) will arrive by mail in 4-6 weeks. The Canadian PCOC is accepted in British Columbia and all other provinces. Better Boating Safe Boat Training® makes getting a boating license in B.C easy.


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British Columbia has the longest boating season of all the Canadian provinces. This provides ample time to explore its 27,000 kilometers of majestic coast line. Or if you're more of a close to shore type of person you can head inland to explore the more than 350 rivers and more than 18,000 lakes that British Columbia has to offer.

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Perhaps your desires are to catch monster halibut and king salmon while exploring the inside passage of British Columbia.  Perhaps your dream is to do some whale watching while experiencing stunning sunrises and romantic northern lights sunsets.

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Do I need a BC Boating License?

You may have heard the term BC Boat Licence, Canadian Boating License or BC Boaters Card and that you need one of them or a driver's license to operate your boat in BC. What is really required is the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) often referred to as a boating licence. Since it is regulated by Transport Canada under the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations, it is valid across Canada, and is the only card that is required to operate a powered pleasure vessel in Canada. You can get the Pleasure Craft Operator Card by taking the Better Boating Safe Boat Training ® online safe boating course today!


What About Crossing the Border?

Canada and the United States have similar mandatory boater education requirements and many U.S states will accept the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) as proof of competency.  On the Canadian side of the border Canada will accept boating education cards that are issued by a state that meets the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) requirements as proof of competency.


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