Who needs to take their Boater Exam®?

All operators of recreational powered watercraft in Canada regardless of age, engine horsepower or length of boat.

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From laptop to mobile phone, choose when and where you complete your course.



Illustrated questions

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.

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BOATERexam.com® is a Transport Canada approved course provider and Canada's most trusted provider of boating safety courses and exams. More Canadians—more than 2 million of them —have chosen BOATERexam.com® to get their Pleasure Craft Operator Card. But we're not only approved in Canada. Our boating license certification is also recognized by over 50 U.S. States. That's official.

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Safe Boating Course Manual
The Complete Study Guide.

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Our complete study guide will help educate you on boating information and important topics. Also covers 100% of the exam material and is approved by Transport Canada.

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  • TC Canada
  • Canadian Boating Council
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Coast Guard
  • Official Boating Educator

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Below are some common questions about safe boating rules & regulations.


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).


For more the complete list of questions please visit www.boaterexam.com/canada/faq-en.aspx


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