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Replace Your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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


How to get a new boating license card in Canada

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).

    Your Birthdate :

    Current mailing address :

    How many card do you need?
    1 Card ($24.95)2 Cards ($29.95)3 Cards ($34.95)

    Preferred mode of contact for payment
    Secure payment link by emailPhone call

    Please attach of photo of your current Pleasure Craft Operator Card if possible

    If we have your file, we will contact you within 24 hours to finalize your order, If we don't have your file, we will email you instructions on how to contact Transport Canada.

    What is the fine for not having a Pleasure Craft Operator Card in Canada?

    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.

    Do boating licenses expire in Canada?

    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.

    Where should I store my Pleasure Craft Operator Card?

    Here are the best practices for storing your boating license:

    • Request a replacement card from your course provider to keep as a backup
    • Invest in a waterproof case or pouch for your Operator Card to avoid damage
    • Keep the card in a secure and easily accessible location
    • Always have your PCOC on board when boating

    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.

    It’s that easy.