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Why should you order the printed study guide?

Guide d'Étude Imprimé pour obtenir la carte de conducteur d'embarcation de plaisanceFirstly, as well as the mandatory online course, you may refer to the guide as an aid while you study online. You are also allowed to consult it while taking the final test (open-book exam).

The study guide is complete. With the printed manual, it will be easier for you to go back and check information of which you are unsure. 

Only $19.95 + tax.

Please order by calling at 1-800-607-2329  and pay by credit card.

You can also order it online.  

This is a hard copy of the manual, not a PDF. It will be mailed out to you.

The boating safety guide covers the following topics:

  • boating terminology;
  • laws and regulations that apply to pleasure craft;
  • planning and preparation for boating trips;
  • required boating safety equipment;
  • sharing of waterways;
  • canadian aids to navigation system (buoys);
  • the boat license;
  • the registration;

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  • the hull serial number;
  • the prohibition of dumping pollutants;
  • the requirements for due care;
  • criminal offenses;
  • safe speed;
  • navigation lights;
  • hypothermia;
  • cold shock;
  • carbon monoxide poisoning;
  • heat stroke;
  • preventing emergency situations;
  • summary of safety equipment requirements according to the type and length of the boat.

If you drive any kind of motorized pleasure craft in Canada, you must have proof of competency. Regardless of age, length of boat or motor power, you must have proof. Boaters can obtain the official Transport Canada pleasure craft operator card by studying the boating license manual from the Canadian Safe Boating School (CSBS). CSBS is an accredited course provider for obtaining the pleasure craft operator card all across Canada (Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia, etc.). Your boat card is good for life. If you fail to present proof of competency you may be fined a minimum of $ 250. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone on our information line at 1-800-607-2329 or by email at

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Accredited by Transport CanadaCanadian Safe Boating CouncilNASBLA - National Association of State Boating Law Administrator