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Our interactive animations bring boating to life.® takes you out of the textbook and into the captain's seat. Our course features tons of dynamic content, including hundreds of interactive and narrated animations.

That means you aren't just reading your boating exam, you're listening, watching and engaging — which means you'll learn more, be a smarter boater and have more fun.
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Illustrated questions help you learn.

We found out a long time ago that people learn best when they can see what they're learning. Shouldn't you be tested the same way?

We think so. We illustrate every one of our quiz questions to help you get your boating licence. Try our practice quiz now!

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Q. Who needs the Pleasure Craft Operator Card and when?

A. All operators of powered watercraft used for recreational purposes within Canada require the card as of September 15, 2009.

Q. Is there an age exemption clause?

A. No, there is no age exemption – this law applies to all operators, regardless of age.

Q. Is the card good for life?

A. Yes. The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is good for life with no annual fees.

Q. In which provinces is the Pleasure Craft Operator Card valid?

A. The card is valid in each province; Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia (BC), Prince Edward Island (PEI), Saskatchewan, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador (NFLD).