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Get your official Canada boating license (Pleasure Craft Operator Card) today for $44.95 $22.95!

The $22.95 fee includes everything: the official Transport Canada PCOC course, Transport Canada’s official PCOC exam, and the official Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). No hidden fees. No surprises. Read more...

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It’s the law. In Canada, regardless of age or nationality, you must carry a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) – often referred to as a boating license – when operating a powered watercraft. Read more...

You can get your PCOC today in three (3) simple steps

STEP 1

Study the
official course

FREE

To start, click on the button below labelled "Take the official PCOC course". More...
STEP 2

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official exam

FREE

Unsupervised & open book. Fifty multiple-choice questions. Score 75% to pass. More...
STEP 3

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official PCOC

$22.95

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We are fully accredited and approved by Transport Canada

Under the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations. freecourse.ca is accredited by Transport Canada and authorized on behalf of the Government of Canada to:

  • Deliver the Transport-Canada-accredited online PCOC course;
  • Administer the official online PCOC exam; and
  • Issue official Pleasure Craft Operator Cards (PCOCs).

We have been accredited for 21 years. To verify our accreditation, please click here.

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Learn your way, at your own pace, on any device.

You can access the free accredited PCOC course and PCOC exam anytime, from anywhere, using any device. Plus, the system keeps track of your progress so that you can come and go as you please. Every time that you sign in, the system takes you right back to where you left off. Although you can take as long as you like to complete it, the PCOC course can be completed in as little as three hours, which means that you can be tested and certified today.

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