Training and Examinations for Boat Operators
Training available for boat operators required by the Canadian Coast Guard
May 22, 2003
Trent University offers the Lifesaving Society's BOAT (Boat Operator Accredited Training) which teaches boater responsibilities, the 'rules of the water', and how to respond in a boating emergency.
Trent University's Department of Athletics & Recreation is an accredited test centre for powerboat operators to earn the Pleasure Craft Operator (PCO) card, required by the Canadian Coast Guard. Operators who were born after April 1, 1983 and those who operate a motor boat less than 4 metres (including personal watercraft) are required to possess a PCO card now. The PCO card is earned by scoring a minimum of 75% on a test of basic boating safety knowledge.
A variety of training formats are available:
For further information or to register by phone, call 748-1257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Media contact: Jordan Lyall, Acting Aquatic Supervisor, 748-1432