Boat License Available Online
Boating Industry International, June 1st 2001
A Canadian company has provided a bilingual Web site where recreational boaters may obtain the mandatory boat license (Pleasure Craft Operator's Card).
BOATERexam.com® created the Web site. Officials said recreational boaters can become licensed in less than one hour. The site has successfully issued a boat license to thousands of boaters across Canada, the company said.
Boaters can train, challenge the exam, print a temporary boat license and legally drive a boat within an hour of visiting BOATERexam.com® , the company said.
"We wanted to offer an alternative certification process for boaters who don't have the time to spend a Saturday in a classroom, or for those who live in rural or isolated communities where no safe boating courses are even offered," said Larry McNamee, president and co-founder.
Boat license required by law
Canadian legislation states that an operator of any watercraft fitted with a motor and being used for recreational purposes must obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. The card (or boat license) is available to boaters who successfully pass the Canadian Coast Guard approved safe boating exam.
BOATERexam.com® is an approved safe boating course provider of the Canadian Coast Guard authorized to provide online safe boating training and certification.