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Now you can
go boating!

The easiest and most comprehensive way to
get your

Boating License in Canada

  • Study at your own pace.
  • First chapter is free.
  • Unlimited retries.
  • Certified for life.
  • Special this week $ 49.95 $ 49.95

How to get boat license in 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 test 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 boating license will be mailed within 30 days.
  • The card is good for life.

Reviews Official boating safety course

Rated 4.7 based on 5387 customers reviews
1 days ago
thank you
Matteo K
1 days ago
product is fit for purpose
Merwais S
1 days ago
Excellent Course would highly recommend it
Barbara W
2 days ago
Excellent! I learned a great deal of information I didn't know about.
Eric T
2 days ago
Try ore challenging questions on quizzes to help prepare for checkout
Karen S
2 days ago
bought at boat show. good investment
William I
2 days ago
Great course. Very informative and highly recommended.
J. Scott McConnell
3 days ago
Great study guide, recommend to buy the study guide to assist in passing the final test.
Andreas B
3 days ago
Very informative and convenient.
Edward D
3 days ago
Great study guide with video!
suzanna s
3 days ago
Very good overall. I felt that the difficulty level of the questions was wildly extreme...
Peter B
3 days ago
Very helpful course.
Nathan H
4 days ago
it was a good experiance
Leonard G
4 days ago
Carl S
4 days ago
I am a paddler. there was no information about how a power boat should approach a canoe or kayak.
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Boating license practice test

Try our free online boating safety practice test now. Test your know-how about boating safety!

Boating License test

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Who needs a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?

Pleasure Craft Operator Card - Boating License

All operators of powered recreational watercraft used on Canadian waters must have proof of competency like the boating license. The boating license is mandatory, regardless of age, length of boat or engine horsepower.

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.

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 for the online boating course!

Discount for 2 persons

Discount for 3 persons

Discount for 4 persons

25% de rabais
on your boat insurance

Obtain your boating license through us and get up to 25% off the insurance premium for your recreational vessel for one year.

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 boating license is required from what age?

There is no minimum age for taking the test to obtain the boating license (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 boating license, 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 boating license 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 boating license!

Satisfaction guaranteed or money back

Your chance to win!

Win a Princecraft Fisherman boat with trailer

Princecraft Fisherman aluminum boat
14 foot boat with trailer