Boating Basics (formerly Boat Pro)

(This course is open to the public) - last updated 3 November 2012

For information not found on this website, email or telephone us - contact 
details on Executive Committee page.

Courses given at the Ottawa Public Library Branches start at 18:30 and run to 20:30.  
Register On-Line on the CPS National website.  Fees include course materials, 

Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate (PCOC) examination, and the PCOC card.

Course Price:  $60.00 for adults and $50.00 for students.  
Payment may be made in Cash, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard.
Please make cheques payable to "Ottawa Power and Sail Squadron".

Challenging the Boat Pro EXAM to get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, $30.00
Photo ID required ----------------- Available on Lesson # 3 of any Boat Pro course
Ottawa Power and Sail Squadron Boating Basics Schedule 2012-13
Library Branch Day of Week First Class Second Class Last Class
Emerald Plaza Monday 04-Feb-13 11-Feb-13 25-Feb-13
North Gloucester Tuesday 09-Apr-13 16-Apr-13 23-Apr-13
Nepean Centrepointe Thursday 11-Apr-13 18-Apr-13 25-Apr-13
North Gloucester Thursday 09-May-13 16-May-13 23-May-13


Course Duration:  3 two-hour weekly sessions.

This Canadian Coast Guard accredited course is designed for you and your family to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC),
the proof of competency required under government regulation.  It is also recognized by the National Association of State Boating
Law Administrators (USA).  This operator card is valid for life.

Boating Basics is a highly acclaimed safety related course held in three sessions, over consecutive weeks.
Boating Basics is suitable for fishermen, cottagers, and Personal Watercraft boaters.  

This course provides an excellent introduction to water safety for all members of the family.  

We encourage youth from age twelve and over to participate and obtain their PCOC.  

Everyone who operates a pleasure craft fitted with a motor and used for recreational purposes requires a PCOC.

Library Locations

Alta Vista - (South end)

2516 Alta Vista Ottawa, ON K1V 7T1 613-737-2837
Blackburn Hamlet - (East end) 199 Glen Park Ottawa ON K1B 5B8 613-824-6926
Centrepointe - (West end) 101 Centrepointe Ottawa ON K2G 5K7 613-580-2710
Emerald Plaza 1547 Merivale Ottawa ON K1G 4V3 613-224-7874
Greenboro Community Centre 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr Ottawa ON K1T 3P8 613-580-2957
Manotick - (River Road Sth) 5499 South River Rd. Ottawa ON K4M 1J3 613-692-3854
North Gloucester - (East end) 2036 Ogilvie Rd. Ottawa ON K1J 7N8 613-748-4208
Orleans - (East end)   1705 Orléans Ottawa ON K1C 4W2 613-824-1962
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