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Pleasure Craft Operator Competancy (PCOC)

PCOC – Pleasure Craft Operators Competency

The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require all operators of pleasure craft fitted with any type of motor and used for recreational purposes to carry proof of competency on board.

Proof of competency indicates the boater has a basic level of boating safety knowledge required for safe recreational boating. In the past, anyone of any age could operate a recreational boat without any minimum boating safety knowledge, experience or training. These requirements were introduced in 1999 in response to boating deaths and injuries, with the goal of improving safety on Canadian waterways through education and training.

Replacement PCOC Cards

Need to replace your damaged or lost Pleasure Craft Operators Card?

Just like your driver’s license, your cards do not last forever and will wear and crack over time. Remember you must have your Card on board with you while operating – fines start at $250. Please call 1(800) 665-4757 (for BC residents only) or 1-250-480-2798 to request your new card. Replacement cards cost $20.00 and usually take about 2-3 weeks. We can takes VISA or MasterCard over the phone. Please feel free to email any questions.

If you choose to email us please provide the following information.

1. Proper spelling of your Family name that appears on the PCOC card.
2. Date of birth
3. Mailing Address

4. Daytime phone number and email address (we will call you regarding your credit card information)

Once your information has been verified, you will be contacted. Please allow 2-3 week for delivery of your replacement card via mail.

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