The Canadian and United States government CLEARLY state if you are the operator of boat that meets the regulations ( please consult legislation for your country) YOU MUST SHOW A (State per State or Canadian) OPERATOR COMPETENCY TRAINING CARDS, it is the law.
Here is free course, you ONLY PAY when you pass so you can take the test until you get it RIGHT!!! Yes it meets the requirements of legislation for competency ( both Federally, State and Provincially)!!!
https://www.boat-ed.com/ for the USA
https://www.boat-ed.com/canada/ for Canada
This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pleasure Craft Operator Card
We know boater education can save lives and reduce accidents and injuries on the water. In the United States, more than 40 states have educational requirements for operating a boat or PWC on state waters. In Canada, all provinces have educational requirements for operating pleasure craft.
Boating safety is a concern for everyone on the water. Boaters can keep themselves and their passengers safe by learning about responsible boat operation, etiquette, and the rules of the waterways.
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