Canadian Boating License, we make it simple
Your Pleasure Craft Operator Card in 3 easy steps
Unlimited Access $49.95
Take the online course
Watch, listen & learn on any device. Our fully animated & narrated boating course puts you right in the Captain’s seat.
- Made for boaters, by boaters
- Animated, narrated & brilliantly illustrated
- Study at your own pace, we’ll auto track your progress
- Perfect for all ages
Ace the official test
The Online Boating Test is 100% open book and available to Canadian boaters of all ages, including boaters under 16 years of age.
- Official Transport Canada boating safety test
- No minimum age
- Unlimited free retries
Yeah Buoy! You’re a Captain
Awesome job! You’ve gained the knowledge and confidence to boat safely. See you on the water.
- Print your temporary boating license immediately
- Receive your permanent card within 4 weeks
- Good for life
Try the 1st module for free
Canada’s Online boating safety course
The BOATsmart! Course is 100% Transport Canada Approved and includes all the knowledge required to obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Take the Course online at your own pace with easy-to-understand, step by step lessons.
Anytime, anywhere, any device
We’ve made our course available accross all platforms and devices. Start it on your mobile, finish it on your desktop!
Study at your own pace
Study at your own pace, and we’ll automatically track your progress, so you can take your time and pick up where you left off.
Perfect for all ages & skill levels
Our animated and narrated course is perfect for all ages and skill levels – including the kids!
Step inside the course
Rules and Regulations Operator Competency Competency Requirements Age and Horsepower Restrictions The Boating Basics Boating Terminology Module 1 Summary and Quiz
Rules, Regulations, and Equipment
Boating Code, Acts and Regulations Alcohol and Boating Boat Licensing and Registration Operating A Boat Responsibly Personal Safety Equipment Boat Safety Equipment Distress Equipment Navigation Equipment Required Boat Safety Equipment Module 2 Summary and Quiz
Before Heading Out
Maintenance Transporting Your Craft Understanding Local Hazards Checking the Weather Using a Trip Plan Fuelling Your Craft Using a Pre-Departure Checklist Module 3 Summary and Quiz
Safe Boat Operation
Loading People and Equipment Getting Underway Safety Underway Controlling Your Pleasure Craft Anchoring Your Craft Sharing the Waterways Towing Actions Module 4 Summary and Quiz
Navigation and Right-of-Way Rules
Right-of-Way Powerboat Navigation Powerboat Navigation Review Using Sound Signals for Navigation Operating During Restricted Visibility Navigation Lights Required Navigation Lights Navigating at Night Navigating Unique Waterways Module 5 Summary and Quiz
Markers and Buoys
Aids to Navigation Lateral System Navigation Day Beacons ‘Red Right Returning’ Determining Upstream The Cardinal System Restricted Signs Buoys and Flags Module 6 Summary and Quiz
Responding to Emergencies Running Aground Capsizing Swamping and Sinking Collisions and Abandoning Ship Person Overboard Cold Water / Cold Weather Survival Breakdown and Mechanical Failure Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Fighting a Fire Distress Signals Module 7 Summary and Quiz
Take it with you
The BOATsmart! Printed Study Guide is the perfect Test companion. Follow along in your BOATsmart!® Study Guide and use it for the open book exam. Can’t remember which side of that marker buoy to pass on? Throw the BOATsmart! Study Guide on the boat and you’ve got a comprehensive reference guide at your fingertips.