Pleasure Craft Operator Course

Canadian Power and Sail Squadron
Pleasure Craft Operator Course
Pleasure Craft Operator Course

Course Description

  • The Pleasure Craft Operator course and exam is a Canadian Power and Sail Squadron boating course designed to provide individuals with basic knowledge about boating safety.
  • This course is delivered by experienced boating instructors Roy and Lori Bernhardt.
  • We offer PCOC for youth, designed for ages 10-13.
  • We also offer PCOC exam challenges.
  • The successful candidate will receive the PCOC Pleasure Craft Operator Card that all boat operators must carry on board their craft as proof of competency.
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The successful candidate will receive the PCOC “Pleasure Craft Operator Card’


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Admission Requirements
  • The candidate must:
  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age to be certified.
  • Be in good health and physical condition
  • Student needs to fill out Occupational First Aid Statement of Fitness before seeing if they need a medical completed by their physician. 
  • Provide a medical certificate of the candidate’s fitness from a physician on a form provided by the agency (that is acceptable to Worksafe BC), and signed and approved by both the physician and the student.
  • Provide photo identification to the Evaluator prior to issuance of a certificate
  • Complete the agency registration forms as well as exam application forms prior to course commencement.
  • The forms must be completed entirely.
  • Provide a parent or guardian signature if under age 16.


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