As of October 1, 2021, all unpaid memberships will convert to non-member status 30 days after the expiry date. To rejoin, please follow the instructions in the Membership drop-down titled, Becoming a Member Again or contact membership@cps-ecp.ca or 1-888-277-2628 Ext 0159 for assistance.

PCOC Online Course

Alert - Please note that the PCOC Online course is experiencing technical difficulties. Students taking this course will be unable to move to the next lesson/chapter. We are working towards resolving this. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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  • The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is good for life
  • The CPS-ECP PCOC has no annual fees
  • The CPS-ECP PCOC is the only Canadian PCOC that is NASBLA approved — and valid in the United States of America


Did you miss or have problems renewing your membership by the due date? Renew your membership today to access Member Benefits and special Member pricing for all courses. This opportunity to renew without having to reapply for membership ends August 31, 2021.

Contact us for assistance with your membership number and phone number. Please be advised, there may be a large volume of inquiries.

Need Replacement Cards?

CPS-ECP members save 40% on replacement cards.

You can order replacement Pleasure Craft Operator Card or Restricted Operator Certificate cards online or by phone and mail. Canadian Power and Sail will replace any Boaters Card, as long as they are in our directory.

Other Featured Boating Courses

Does everyone on board know how to call for help?

VHF Marine Radio Course

To operate a Marine Radio, it is required by law to have the Restricted Operator Certificate

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Navigate safely knowing your exact location at all times

Electronic Marine Navigation

Learn to navigate using GPS and paper charts as well as electronic charting devices.

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More than your Boating Licence

Beyond Boating Basics

The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat.

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Online Course Catalog

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons is recognized as the foremost educational boating authority in Canada.

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons offers a variety of classroom based Boating Safety and Navigation courses at locations across Canada.

Take a boating course to improve your boating safety knowledge, as well as vessel handling and navigation skills.

Member Benefits

Membership in Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons means that you are part of a community of passionate boaters who are committed to safety, boating education and having fun on the water. Member benefits include:

  • Save on your group home, auto and boat insurance
  • Save on boating equipment from premier manufactures
  • Marine Assistence, Magazines and More !

CPS-ECP Events

We offer a range of events and services nationally — explore and participate in events near you.

  • Squadron and National Events
  • Recreation Vessel Courtesy Check (RVCC)
  • Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days

Help Protect our Waterways and be Boat Blue

Boat Blue with CPS-ECP

As boaters, paddlers, swimmers, surfers – however we choose to get out and enjoy our waterways, we have a responsibility and an active role to play in taking care of them for the future.

Learn How To Boat Blue

Marine Mammal Regulations in Canada

It is the responsibility of all boat owners and operators to ensure the safety and protection of all wildlife including, but not limited to, whales.

Click here for the full Regulations

Free Guides

It’s very easy to become overwhelmed by the environmental problems that we face on waterways globally, but the best thing to do is just start by being part of the solution – one step at a time.

Download our Guides

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