Boating 1 – Boating Basics

Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. All you need to know for the Transport Canada test is presented in an easy to read format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident that this study guide meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety.

As an extra benefit, if you pass the test offered by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA). You may contact Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons to locate a testing facility in your area.

See course table of contents.

Boating Basics (PCOC)
1 Maitland Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2V3

Course Date

Thursday, April 20, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm



The Boating 1 program is a great introduction for your family to boating safety, operation and navigation. A PCOC program for Youth is also available from CPS-ECP; contact our Education Officer at kps.edo@gmail.com613 536 5367 for more information.

This is a two-evening seminar with a review and exam on the second night.  Classes start at 6:30 P.M. and finish by 9:30 P.M.   Please come early on the first night to finalize your registration and obtain training material.
For further information or assistance with registration please email the KPS Education Officer
The Complete Program (Package #1), includes the Manual, Instruction, Exam and Card.   
If you wish to share the training material with a household member or colleague, or if you already have up-to-date training material, you can register for the Instruction, Exam and Card only, (Package #2).