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How to get your
Official Pleasure Craft
Operator Card

It's easier than you think!

To get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), you must pass the official online PCOC exam.

To qualify to write the online PCOC exam (which is open book and unsupervised) you must first complete the online PCOC course.

The Official Online PCOC Course - FREE

  • Is fully accredited by Transport Canada
  • Teaches you exactly what you need to know to readily pass the official online PCOC exam
  • Is divided into seven fun short chapters, each ending with a nice review quiz
  • Lets you study at your own pace and on any device
  • Can be completed in one go in as little as three hours or you can take as long as you like and come and go as you please (our system remembers you and returns you to where you left off each time that you sign in).
  • Allows you to sign up now and take the whole PCOC course or lets you try just Chapter One for now to see what the course is like.

When you finish the online PCOC course, our system will shift you back to your account page where you will find a "Start the online PCOC Exam" button waiting for you.

The Official Online PCOC Exam - FREE

  • Must be taken within 30 days of passing the PCOC course
  • Is open book and unsupervised
  • Contains 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Is 75 minutes long
  • Allows free retries (you have to wait 24 hours before the system will let you try the test again).

The Official PCOC (Boating License) - $24.95

When you pass the online PCOC exam, you will be able to:

  • Print your temporary PCOC;
  • Save your temporary PCOC as a .pdf file; and
  • Order official permanent PCOCs

At freecourse.ca you pay only when you order your official PCOCs after passing the online PCOC exam.

You can purchase your official PCOCs with any major credit card. Your PCOCs will be created and mailed within 24 hours of placing your order. Your first PCOC costs only $24.95 and any additional backup PCOCs that you order at the same time as the first PCOC cost only $6.95 each.

Your temporary PCOC lets you go boating right away (it is good for 60 days).

Whenever operating a powered watercraft, you must carry with you either your temporary PCOC (good for 60 days) or your permanent PCOC.