Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Who Needs a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?

All Canadians are now required by federal law to carry a boating license when operating a powered water craft. To receive this boat operator license, you must pass a multiple choice exam with a score of at least 75%.

Where can I take my exam and get my boat license?

You can write your exam directly on the internet at® . Once you pass the exam your boat operator license is mailed to your home. In the meantime, you can print a temporary license and use that while you wait for your permanent card to arrive.

Where can I study for my boating license test?

All the required safe boating training material to get your boat operator license is available for free at® ®. Simply visit our Free Safe Boating Training section to gain access to the course manual.

Where can I get more information about Canadian boating regulations and the Canadian boating license?

Transport Canada

Answers to most of your questions can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. You may also visit the Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety for additional information, or you can contact us and we will be glad to answer any of your questions.