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All operators of motorized boats in Canada are required to obtain and carry a Pleasure Craft Operator Card regardless of age, length of boat or engine horsepower. There’s a $250 fine for boating without it.
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The BOATsmart!® Card is good for life and valid in all Canadian provinces and territories including Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
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If you operate a motorized boat in Canada, you need a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC or boating license) regardless of your age, length of boat or engine size – even boats equipped with electric trolling motors and sailboats equipped with engines. Operating a motorized boat without a Pleasure Craft Operator Card will result in a minimum $250 fine. Once obtained from BOATsmart!®, your PCOC is good for life.
You can retry your official boating test once every 24 hours. If you fail the test more than once, Transport Canada requires that you retake the online boating course. Your one-time fee includes unlimited retries and unlimited access to the online boating course.
All motorized boat operators in Canada are required to obtain and carry a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). Many boaters commonly refer to the PCOC as a boating license, boat license or boat card.
Yes. The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is good for life, no renewal is required.
There is no minimum age to take the online boating course. Boaters of all ages are required to obtain and carry a Pleasure Craft Operator Card when operating a motorized boat. Once obtained, your boating license is good for life.
Yes. When you obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card from BOATsmart!® it’s valid in all provinces and territories.
You can get your boating license in 3 easy steps. First, study and pass the official Transport Canada Boating Safety Course online. Then take the 50 questions multiple choice exam. Once passed, print a temporary card immediately and receive your PCOC by mail within 4 weeks.
BOATsmart!® issues replacement boating licenses in Canada. Call toll free 1-877-792-3926 or order online here. You can print a valid temporary card immediately and your replacement card will arrive by mail within 4 weeks.
The boating course includes all of the knowledge you need to prepare for the test and obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card. The course includes boating basics and terminology, rules & regulations, safety equipment, safe boat operation, navigation and right-of-way rules, marker buoys and emergency preparedness.
BOATsmart!® is Canada’s Boating Educator and a Transport Canada Accredited Course Provider. Since 2003, we’ve educated and certified more than 650,000 Canadian boaters.
The online boating test is open book and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. You’ll need at least 75% (38 out of 50) to pass. Everything you need to pass is covered in the BOATsmart!® Course.
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