All operators of powered recreational watercraft used on Canadian waters must have proof of competency like the Pleasure Craft Operator Card. The pleasure craft operator card is mandatory, regardless of age, length of boat or engine horsepower.
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You can either call us at 1-800-607-2329, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find if you got your card through our school (aceboater.com or Canadian Safe Boating School). If you are sure that we issued your card, just order your new Pleasure Craft Operator Card online.
You may use the guide as an aid while you study online.You may also consult it while taking the final test (open-book test).We strongly recommend that you purchase our printed version of our safe boating guide at the same time as the online course. We will mail it to you, shipping included. Order your printed study guide online.
There is no minimum age for taking the test to obtain the pleasure craft operator card (PCOC), but some restrictions may apply even if you have your PCOC:
Even a child who gets the card at age 10 is not required to retake the course at age 16. The card is good for life.
You have free access to our online study guide review. Go to Aceboater.com at anytime to refresh your memory.
Yes, you must have proof of competency, including the boating card, if you operate a boat fitted with an electric motor.
You can print your temporary card online as soon as you pass the boating test. We will mail your Pleasure Craft Operator Card within a month.
The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is good for life, anywhere in Canada.
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