To obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) online, you must pass the official online PCOC exam.
To qualify to write the online PCOC exam (which is open book and unsupervised), you must first complete the free official online PCOC course. Only the online PCOC course qualifies you to write the official online PCOC exam since your progress through the online course can be recorded as proof that you qualify to write the online PCOC exam.
For those who wish to also have a hard copy of the course (in addition to completing the online version of the course), we are providing downloadable files of the print version of the course (see below). A reminder: Reading the print version of the course does NOT qualify you to write the online PCOC exam. Only completion of the online PCOC course qualifies you to write the online PCOC exam.
Chapter 1 (PDF 0.61 MB)Download
Introduction To Boating Terminology
Chapter 2 (PDF 0.97 MB)Download
Required Safety Equipment
Chapter 3 (PDF 0.94 MB)Download
Rules of The Road
Chapter 4 (PDF 0.64 MB)Download
Aids to Navigation
Chapter 5 (PDF 0.53 MB)Download
Before Heading Out
Chapter 6 (PDF 0.63 MB)Download
Chapter 7 (PDF 0.88 MB)Download