Have you lost or damaged your Pleasure Craft Operator Card or simply need an extra to keep handy? As a certified course provider, we are happy to help you obtain one or more replacement card(s).
$11.65 per card
$14.98 per card
To replace a lost or damaged Pleasure Craft Operator Card in Canada, you will need to contact the course provider who issues your original card.
Please fill out the contact form below to request a replacement card from Drive a Boat Canada. Once we receive your replacement card request, we will look up your file and if we have you in our system, we will quickly send you a secure payment link for your replacement card(s).
Failure to possess the required Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) while operating a motorboat or personal watercraft can result in a fine of $250, excluding any administrative fees. It is important for boat operators to replace any lost, stolen or damaged PCOC as quickly as possible.
When using a pleasure craft for recreational purposes in Canada, it is compulsory to have valid proof of competency while on board, even if it is equipped with an electric trolling motor. The PCOC is the required proof of competency, which is granted by the federal authorities only after the completion of an approved Canadian boating license safety course and the official Transport Canada Boating Safety Test.
After successfully obtaining your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), also referred to as a boating license, it is valid for life and there are no yearly charges. However, if your card becomes lost or damaged, you will need to contact your course provider for a replacement.
Here are the best practices for storing your boating license:
If you’ve lost or damaged your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, we can replace it! All pleasure craft operators need to carry their card on them at all times, it’s the law.