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Get your Official Canadian Boating License today!

Accredited by Transport Canada

3 easy steps :

Étape 1 - Étudiez à votre rythme

Study at your own pace

  • Chapter one is free.
  • Complete and easy-to-read study guide.
  • More than 45 HD videos.
  • Only 49.95 (online course, final test and the card included).

Étape 2 - Faites l'examen en ligne

Take the Final test

  • The boating test consists of 50 multiple choice questions.
  • Open-book final test.
  • Free tests retries - Risk free.
  • Transport Canada's official final test.

Imprimez votre carte

Print your card

  • Print your temporary card immediately and start boating now!
  • Your official Pleasure Craft Operator Card will be mailed within 30 days.
  • The card is good for life.


Online boating course to acquire the Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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Who needs a pleasure craft operator card?

Pleasure Craft Operator Card

All operators of powered recreational watercraft used on Canadian waters must have proof of competency like the Pleasure Craft Operator Card. The pleasure craft operator card is mandatory, regardless of age, length of boat or engine horsepower.

More than 300 000
certified boaters throughout
Canada to date

Promoting safe boating for over 13 years

Wholly Canadian!

Group and Family Discounts

Take advantage of our group discounts for family and friends. Register together and get a discount of up to 40% for the online boating course!

10% discount for 2 persons

25% discount for 3 persons

40% discount for 4 persons

Study Guide
in HD video

Our instructor will guide you throughout the course.

Hundreds of

Illustrated study guide

Easy to understand, so that your learning experience is more enjoyable.


How can I replace my lost or broken card?

You can either call us at 1-800-607-2329, or email us at to find if you got your card through our school ( or Canadian Safe Boating School). If you are sure that we issued your card, just order your new Pleasure Craft Operator Card online.

Should I buy the printed study guide?

You may use the guide as an aid while you study online.You may also consult it while taking the final test (open-book test).We strongly recommend that you purchase our printed version of our safe boating guide at the same time as the online course. We will mail it to you, shipping included. Order your printed study guide online.

The pleasure craft operator card is required from what age?

There is no minimum age for taking the test to obtain the pleasure craft operator card (PCOC), but some restrictions may apply even if you have your PCOC:

  • Under 12 yearsof age with no direct supervision,you may operate a boat with up to 10 hp;
  • Ages 12 to under 16 with no direct supervision, you may operate a boat with up to 40 hp;
  • Under 16 years of age, regardless of supervision, you may not operate a PWC;
  • 16 years of age or older: no hp restrictions.

Even a child who gets the card at age 10 is not required to retake the course at age 16. The card is good for life.

Why should I choose


  • Our students really learn from our HD videos.
  • Of our hundreds of illustrations that will help you to better understand the content.
  • Our online course is available 24/7.
  • You have access to our online support by phone, email or chat.
  • We offer multi-platform training.
  • Our Policy has always been, ''satisfaction guaranteed or your money back''!
  • You have a chance to win a 14 foot Princecraft Fisherman aluminum boat with trailer.

I already have my Pleasure Craft Operator Card, how can I refresh my memory?

You have free access to our online study guide review. Go to at anytime to refresh your memory.

Do I need a pleasure craft operator card to operate a boat fitted with an electric motor?

Yes, you must have proof of competency, including the boating card, if you operate a boat fitted with an electric motor.

Is the card good anywhere in Canada?

Yes, the same card is issued for all the provinces and territories in Canada. Whether you're boating in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia (BC), Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Saskatchewan or Newfoundland, the card is legal across the country.

When will I receive my card after successfully passing my test?

You can print your temporary card online as soon as you pass the boating test. We will mail your Pleasure Craft Operator Card within a month.

How long is the card good for?

The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is good for life, anywhere in Canada.

Accredited by Transport Canada

Canadian Safe Boating Council

NASBLA - National Association of State Boating Law Administrator

Available on : Available on PC, tablets and mobile devices

Online course available 24/7

Online course available 24/7

The best and most convenient way to get your pleasure craft operator card!

Satisfaction guaranteed or money back

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Princecraft Fisherman aluminum boat
14 foot boat with trailer