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Newfoundland boating license - Official Exam Online

Get your Newfoundland and Labrador boating license today!

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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 exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions.
  • Open-book final test.
  • Free exam 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

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ReviewsOnline boating education course

Rated 4.8/5 based on 218 customers reviews
1 days ago
I'm very happy with the overall experience, it was very helpful and I could follow the course at my...
1 days ago
Nice and easy to use and very informational
1 days ago
great information
2 days ago
very easy to follow
2 days ago
Would like downloadable, point-form review notest on the most important items.
2 days ago
It was fun
2 days ago
Videos that were presented were well done and helpful. Would like to see more animated ones though.
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Learned a lot
2 days ago
It was easy to follow
3 days ago
Good Evening, A Learning experience for me indeed. :) I took my time and made sure I understood the...
3 days ago
Good and understandable presentation of the material, particularly for novice boaters and those not...
3 days ago
very informative
3 days ago
it was quick and easy to understand.
3 days ago
great course thanks a lot
3 days ago
It was very informative course.
Customer Reviews

Do you need a boating licence in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Famously known as ''The Rock'' because it is a monstrous mass of rock and gravel shooting out of the water towards the sky, Newfoundland is at the top of the list for any power boater! The extremely spectacular 9656 km of rugged coastline from which Newfoundland is carved is filled with hundreds of sheltered coves and will delight any power boater.

And don't worry, there is plenty of water to go around for all boaters in order to satisfy the adventures they wish to embark on! Cruise along the Exploits and Gander Rivers and observe the natural beauty of the shoreline as you try to snare a combative salmon or a herring. You can glide on Red Indian Lake and one of the many coves on your jet-boat or waterskis, or even try to hook a delicious trout from your yacht.

For the more adventurous of boaters, take the yacht, sailboat or zodiac onto the great Atlantic to view the spectacular sight of the gigantic icebergs. If your timing is right, you will spot the hundreds of whales migrating north and crossing paths with the bergs floating southward. For a triple treat, time your outing to coincide with the many flocks of migrating gannets for which Newfounland is so famous!

But remember, you must carry proof of competency like the Pleasure Craft Operator Card to navigate the waters of Newfoundland and Labrador regardless of your age or the type and size of motor used. It is mandatory for all vessels including yachts, PWC, pontoons,  houseboats and sailboats equipped with a motor.

It's the law, in Newfoundland and Labrador, 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 Newfoundland for a quick revision of my nautical know-how?

free online study guide for Newfoundland 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 Newfoundland 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 our boating license practice test NOW!

How can I get my NF pleasure craft license?

In Newfoundland, 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 Newfoundland?

The way to transfer boat ownership in Newfoundland is the same as for every other province in Canada. To transfer a licence to your name in Newfoundland, 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, go to Buying or selling a boat in Newfoundland.

Need more information on boat registration in Newfoundland?

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 Newfoundland.

The best and most convenient way to get your Newfoundland boating license!

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