Transport Canada Approved Pleasure Craft Operator Card Online Course

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Take your Boater Exam® and be certified for life!® 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® 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.


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).

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