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Do you need a boat license in quebec? In Quebec, all operators of motorized boats used for recreational purposes in canadian waters must have a boat license regardless of age or the type of motor used.
Successfully completing our course means that you are certified in all the Canadian provinces and territories including: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Take advantage of our group discounts for family and friends. Register together and get a discount for the online boating course!
You can either call us at 1-800-607-2329, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find if you got your card through our school (aceboater.com or Canadian Safe Boating School). If you are sure that we issued your card, just order your new Pleasure Craft Operator Card online.
You may use the guide as an aid while you study online. You may also consult it while taking the final test (open-book exam). We strongly recommend that you purchase our printed version of our safe boating guide at the same time as the online course and exam. We will mail it to you, shipping included. Order your printed study guide online.
There is no minimum age for taking the exam to obtain the pleasure craft operator card (PCOC), but some restrictions may apply even if you have your boating license:
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.
Since September 15th 2009, every boat driver must have a proof of competency onboard.
Your proof of competency can come in three ways:
Requirements for driving a motor boat
To drive a boat with a motor, you must have a boating license. According to the law, all motor boat operators that use them recreationally must have a proof of competency. The most common format is the Pleasure Craft Operator Card also called a boating license.
Boating license Exam
In order to acquire a boating license, you are not required to take a class to be able to take the exam. However, even if you may pass the exam without one, it is highly recommended to take the boat safety class.
Driving a jet-ski
When it comes to jet-skis, a proof of competency or a boating license is required.
The cost of the course, the final test, a temporary certificate, and the official Pleasure Craft Operator Card is $49.95 plus tax.
The free online study guide for Quebec is available through Aceboater.com. It is the ideal reference guide for those who simply want to brush up on their knowledge.
Aceboater has devised a comprehensive boater practice test for any boaters who wish to check their knowledge or understand their level of comprehension. The test is very well structured and you can try it as often as you wish. TRY our boating license practice test NOW!
In Alberta, you need a pleasure craft license if you are driving a boat with an engine of 10hp or more. A Pleasure craft license (not to be confused with the boating license) is a unique identification number which must be displayed on both sides of the bow. Get more info on the pleasure craft license.
The way to transfer boat ownership in Alberta is the same as for every other province in Canada. To transfer a licence to your name in Alberta, you must submit the following documents:
For more information on transferring a boat in Alberta go to Buying or selling a boat in Quebec
The Canadian Register of Vessels is the official register of all registered or listed vessels, vessels under construction and bare-boat charters. It contains information on each vessel, such as ownership and mortgage details, vessel characteristics, such as tonnage, construction material and type. Get more info about boat registration in Quebec.