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2016-17 COURSE DATES AND INFORMATION
Boating Basics (PCOC) Can be done anytime on-line at your own pace.
Course is now taught on-line, albeit you will have to write the written
exam face-to-face with an examiner.
Register On-Line on the CPS
National website. Fees include course
Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate
(PCOC) examination, and
the PCOC card.
Payment is made on-line.
This is a unique,
continuously-offered, web-based, self-paced learning opportunity
offered to you to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator's Card at
your own pace, in your own place, using your PC, Mac, iPad, or
Android, and the Internet. The up-to-date material and
presentations used in the CPS-ECP Boating Basics/PCOC classroom
seminars are provided as webinars, narrated for your education
whenever and wherever you wish to experience them.
If you would like to experience a sample summarizing the
program, please use the following link:
after you register for this program, you will contacted by a
member of CPS-ECP in your area who will facilitate
your learning and arrange for the administration of the test. You
can view the online presentations, and read the handbook, at you
own pace. Your local contact will arrange with you a short
face-to-face review in preparation for the required Transport
Canada multiple-choice test. The review and examinations
dates will be confirmed as you begin your studies, tailored to
your availability and expectations.
All operators of all
engine-driven boats, including sailing boats capable of
operating an auxiliary motor are required to show proof of
operator competency. The Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card is the
most common form of proof. All you need to know for the
Transport Canada test is presented in a format that is both
informative and, hopefully, entertaining. You can be confident
that this flexible, assisted-study program meets or exceeds all
the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of
As a major benefit,
once you successfully pass the test offered by Canadian
Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP), your Card is recognized by
BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State
Boating Law Administrators (USA). Further, having completed a
CPS-ECP course, you are eligible to become a member of
CPS-ECP with its privileges
benefits. We are a fun bunch of boaters and sailors who
volunteer to promote safe and enjoyable boating and sailing, and
we have been doing it for more than 75 years!!
Everyone who operates a pleasure craft fitted with a motor
and used for recreational purposes requires a PCOC.