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The easiest and most comprehensive way to
get your

New Brunswick Boating License


Study at your own pace - First chapter is free - Free retries
The card is good for life - Only $ 49.95

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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.

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Cours en ligne disponible en tout temps 24 heures sur 24

Online course available 24/7

Support en ligne par téléphone courriel et clavardage

Online support by phone, email or chat

ReviewsOfficial boating safety course

Rated 4.7/5 based on 604 customers reviews
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The system is good and ensures the success of learning
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Great course.
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Been boating for 30 years and still learned something.
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I learned a lot with this course and got my license
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Do you need a New Brunswick boating licence?

Boating in New Brunswick is no ordinary experience. If you're into the ultimate in sport fishing, launch the boat onto the Bay of Fundy and drop your line. You're likely to hook a delectable mackerel, and who knows for that matter, maybe a shark!

If your favorite powerboating adventure is waterskiing or jet-skiing you can practice your watersport of choice on the numerous waterways that New Brunswick has to offer. You can count on the St. John and the Miramichi Rivers, Baker Lake, Oromocto Lake and Chaleur Bay to enjoy your favorit pastime. You can even boat on the great Atlantic Ocean for deep sea fishing. They all touch land on the shores of New Brunswick.

You must remember though, that you need proof of competency while boating with motorised craft in New Brunswick, whether it be any size vessel or motor. This goes for all ages. So if you are operating a boat for fishing, waterskiing, jet-skiing, a houseboat or any other motorised craft, you need your Pleasure Crasft Operator Card.

It's the law, in New Brunswick and in the rest of Canada!


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 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.

The boating license is required from what age?

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:

  • Under 12 years of 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 can access 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.

Is there a free study guide in New Brunswick for a quick revision of my nautical know-how?

A free online study guide for New Brunswick is available through It is the ideal reference guide for those who simply want to brush up on their knowledge.

Where can I find a New Brunswick boating license practice test?

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 ourboating license practice test NOW!

How can I get my BC pleasure craft license?

In New Brunswick, 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.

Can I easily transfer boat ownership in New Brunswick?

The way to transfer boat ownership in New Brunswick is the same as for every other province in Canada. To transfer a licence to your name in New Brunswick, you must submit the following documents:

  • a completed Form 84-0172E, Application for Pleasure Craft Licence;
  • proof of ownership of the pleasure craft;
  • a signed photocopy of a government issued ID.

For more information on transferring a boat in New Brunswick go to Buying or selling a boat in New Brunswick.

Need more information on boat registration in New Brunswick?

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 New Brunswick.

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