You can get your permanent Pleasure Craft Operator Card for $25 by following these steps:

  1. Study our free online course; and then
  2. Write our official Transport Canada Operator Proficiency Exam. You have three options for writing the exam:
    • A paper exam written at one of our testing centres (see the list below to find a testing centre near you);
    • A paper Proctored Exam written by mail; or
    • An Online Exam which you will soon be able to write via this web site.

We are looking for more testing agents in all communities across Canada. For more information, please see our Join Us page.

  • You can write the exam at any time of the year. Please call ahead to make an appointment with the testing centre.

  • If you do not find a centre on this list, please call

  • If you cannot find a convenient testing centre near you, you can write a Proctored Exam by mail.

  • You should bring photo identification with you when you go to write the exam. The $25 testing fee includes the exam, Temporary Operator Card, and the permanent Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

  • There is a time limit of 45 minutes for the exam.

Transport Canada Accreditted is accredited by Transport Canada to deliver boating safety courses and administer tests for the issuance of Pleasure Craft Operator Cards (PCOCs), including replacement cards, under the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations. PCOC card

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