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With over 16,800 square kilometers of lakes, rivers and streams to navigate, Alberta is every pleasure boaters' dream, whether they are novice or experienced motor boat enthusiasts. With shorelines bordering such vast expanses of water as the Saskatchewan River Basin, its largest and second largest lakes, Lake St. Claire and Lesser Slave Lake, or even Lesser Slave River which flows for more than 275km, as well as many smaller waterways which are scattered throughout Alberta, all avid sports fishermen, waterskiers, jet-skiers and hunters will find the adventure they are looking for!
At every turn your motor boat takes while navigating Alberta waters, you will set your eyes on the most spectacular scenery that only the Rocky Mountains and all of Alberta have to offer, but remember, you need your boating license for, amongst others, personal watercraft,motorized boats with any and all types of motors, including boats with electric motors, wakeboard boats, pontoons, houseboats, fishing boats, and boats for waterskiing. Otherwise, you risk a $250 fine. It's the law, in Canada and in Alberta!
You can either call us at 1-800-607-2329, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out 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 the 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 10 year old child who has the card is not required to retake the course at age 16. The card is good for life.
The free online study guide for Alberta 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 Alberta
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 Alberta.
Following is a list of the registry offices which are partnered with Aceboater.com in order to administer the exam online in Alberta: