Online, SSL Secured Application for Pleasure Craft Licence

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Have you ever tried to get a pleasure craft licence before? Did you find the forms difficult to complete or confusing? You’re not alone! In this article, we break down why our online secured application for a pleasure craft licence is so much easier for boaters.

We understand that paperwork can be a headache.  While you want to be a responsible boat owner and keep your paperwork up to date, you also have other pressing concerns. You must keep your boat clean and in good working order. You need to make sure you have life jackets, and any emergency equipment ready and in stock. You may also have docking fees and other expenses to consider. Fortunately, at the National Vessel Registry there are online options for renewing and transferring licences, which can save you time. Continue reading to find out more.

What Is A Pleasure Craft Licence?

In order to operate a pleasure craft in Canada, you must have a valid pleasure craft licence. A pleasure craft licence is obtained either through mail or email at Transport Canada, or you can also use our online, SSL secured application process at the National Vessel Registry Center,. 

A pleasure craft licence may not be required under certain special circumstances. Visit our website at the National Vessel Registry Center, or give us a call to learn more about these particular situations. Remember that a pleasure craft licence does not equal proof of ownership. Both separate ownership papers should be carried on the vessel at all times.

All operators of pleasure craft fitted with a motor must have proof of competency on board at all times. Although it may seem like it is the same as a pleasure craft licence, there are some minor differences. Proof of competency can be in the form of a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, or for vessels operated before April 1, 1999, an equivalent certificate, such as a boat safety course completion card, or a boating licence issued by another jurisdiction.

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Why Should I Use The Online Form?

The online form is the easiest and most convenient way to apply for your Pleasure Craft Licence. It is a secure form that is encrypted with SSL security, so you can be confident that your personal information is safe. The online form is also available in both English and French, so you can complete it in the language of your choice. Here at the National Vessel Registry Center, our application has been designed to be as easy and intuitive to use as possible.

Additionally, our app has been approved by the Canadian government and is entirely consistent with all federal standards. All of our applications are safe and legal, so you can rely on them to help you receive your pleasure craft licence quickly and efficiently. 

How Do I Apply For A Pleasure Craft Licence?

To apply for a pleasure craft licence, you will need to complete an application form and submit it to Transport Canada. The application form can be found online or can be sent through regular mail via the printable application package also available at the TC website. You may also find answers to all of your questions about boat licensing and registration as well as get your pleasure craft licence much faster by using our site at Canadian Vessel Registry. Once you’ve completed the form, you can download everything and then upload it to our site.

What Are The Benefits Of Applying For A PCL With Us?

There are many benefits to applying for a Pleasure Craft Licence online. In terms of safety, the whole process is SSL secured, meaning that your personal and financial information is safe and secure from online attacks during the process. The application process is also much faster and easier than it is offline, meaning that you can get your licence in a fraction of the time by simply avoiding all the trips to the post office.

We can process your application quickly. If you have already submitted your application and have an existing file, we can get you a licence in a few days. We are known for our quick turnaround time, so if you need a licence immediately, we can help.

We Are Experts On Pleasure Craft Licences

You will find that we have the expertise and experience to help you with your pleasure craft licence. We have many satisfied customers, a great reputation, and are proud to be a trusted company. This means our team and values are trusted and highly regarded in the vessel industry. We will guide you through this process so that it is straightforward and easy for you.

In A Nutshell

The online, SSL secured application for Pleasure Craft Licence is a great way to get your PCL without having to go through the hassle of paper applications. We are a private service offering SSL-encrypted forms for this and many other Canadian vessel documentation matters. The online application is quick and easy to use, and it provides you with instant confirmation of your licence. Make sure to contact us at the National Vessel Registry Center, for more information and useful tips.