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The easiest and most comprehensive way to
get your

Newfoundland Boating License


Study at your own pace - First chapter is free - Free retries
The card is good for life - Special this week $ 37.95 $ 49.95

3 easy steps to get your Newfoundland license

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 $ 37.95 (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

Go boating today!

  • 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

Reviews Official boating safety course

Rated 4.7/5 based on 2838 customers reviews
1 days ago
Very good course and information
1 days ago
Excellent course would recommend
1 days ago
good clear slides and videos. I would recommend to others
1 days ago
this was more intense than I expected - but learned a lot!
1 days ago
Time of waiting was very frustrating. Too long. It was not rocket science. I think I should judge...
1 days ago
It was fine.
2 days ago
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The coarse was extremely helpful for anyone that is wishing to get their boating license
2 days ago
study guide and test were easy to read and get through. The allotted chapter times were a bit long.
2 days ago
Great course and very informative. I passed!!
3 days ago
Great experience and very informative
3 days ago
Great, were a couple of questions I didn't recognize from the course but knew the answer right away...
4 days ago
I enjoyed the course, although it takes looooong.
4 days ago
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Glad I passed. This course helped a lot.
4 days ago
very informative!
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Do you need a boating license in Newfoundland?

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!

Group and Family Discounts

Take advantage of our group discounts for family and friends. Register together and get a discount of up to 40% for the online boating course!

Discount for 2 persons

Discount for 3 persons

Discount for 4 persons

FAQ - Boating in Newfoundland

How can I replace my Newfoundland 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 Newfoundland 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 Newfoundland 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 Newfoundland 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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