Canada. Transport Canada

Site: Sarnia

Service: Office of Boating Safety - Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone Boating Safety Info line: 1-800-267-6687
Website www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/debs-obs-paperwork-paperwork_operatorfaq-2233.htm
Located In Community Sarnia
Address Office of Boating Safety, Transport Canada
100 Front St S
Sarnia, ON N7T 2M4
 
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Intersection Christina St and Davis St
Description & Services
Description (Service) Operators of pleasure craft fitted with a motor and used for recreational purposes are required to have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, (PCOC), as proof of competency on board at all times * requirement to have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) was introduced to improve competency and safety of Canadians using boats for recreational purposes 
 
Testing and Courses 
 
* to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card it is necessary to pass an accredited test  
 
* Transport Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard do not teach boating safety courses or offer testing * private companies administer all courses and tests and issue all cards  
 
* Boating Safety courses cover a full range of basic boating information such as minimum safety equipment requirements required on board your boat, Canadian Buoy system, how to share waterways, a review of all pertinent regulations and how to respond in an emergency situation  
 
* courses can be taken in class, by correspondence, on the Internet, or a training manual can be purchased, from an accredited training organization or downloaded from the website of an accredited training organization, to be studied independently before taking the test  
 
* to find out where you can write the test, take a course in your area, or possibly download a training manual visit website listed above, go to menu on right hand side 'Office of Boating Safety' and click on 'Courses' * click on "List of Accredited Course Providers" and view the list
Hours Boating Safety Info line: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Any person operating a pleasure craft fitted with a motor
Application Call Boating Safety Info-Line or visit Transport Canada's Boating Safety website for more information
Languages English ; French - Reception
Fees Program - call organization offering course or testing for information on fees
Other Details
Elections n/a
Physical Access Not Applicable

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