Official Transport Canada Boating Course, Test & License

Go Boating Today

Fast, official and easy. Take your BOATsmart!® Exam online and get your Canadian boating license for life.
1. Study Online

Comprehensive narrations & animations help you learn.

2. Ace the test

Unlimited free retries guarantee you’ll pass.

3. Get on the water

Congrats Captain! Your permanent card is in the mail.

800,952 Certified

Proud to be Canada’s Boating Educator. Join the crew!

Do you need a license to drive a boat?

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.

We’re boaters too,
so we get it

Think of us as your second mate. We’re here to help 7 days a week, and we’ve certified more than 650,000 boaters across the country. Our bilingual Customer Experience team can help answer questions about your license, laws, new boating regulations and some great tips.

Watch, listen
& learn

Animated, narrated & perfect for all ages.

Animated lessons
make it easy

Our animated, narrated and interactive lessons guide your learning experience and help you pass.

Everything you need
included

The BOATsmart!® Course includes all the knowledge you need to pass the test and boat with confidence.

Study at your
own pace

BOATsmart!® automatically tracks your progress on any device. Take it anywhere, anytime.

Designed for all ages
& skill levels

Designed in Canada, by Canadian boaters and subject matter experts just for you.

Trusted by Canadians

Designed and developed in Canada by boaters just like you.

Lake Simcoe, Barrie, ON

Billy Allen

Pro Wakeboarder

“Amazing job!”

“Wow, you guys have done an amazing job! Way more interactive and interesting than 8 years ago when I first took an exam. I am very impressed.“

Eagle Lake, Dryden, ON

Gordon Pusnik

Kayaker & Professional Photographer

“Great course!”

“A lot of great information and visuals in this course. I especially enjoyed the videos, those poor crash test dummies! I also appreciated the extra pdf downloads, such as the pre-season checklist and trip plan. Well done!“

Eagle Lake, Dryden, ON

Gordon Pusnik

Kayaker & Professional Photographer

“Great course!”

“A lot of great information and visuals in this course. I especially enjoyed the videos, those poor crash test dummies! I also appreciated the extra pdf downloads, such as the pre-season checklist and trip plan. Well done!“

Get the guide

Everything you need to pass the test & boat with confidence.

Get the guide

Everything you need to pass the test & boat with confidence.

Replacement cards

Lost? Damaged? Need some back-ups for the cottage or boat?

Replacement cards

Lost? Damaged? Need some back-ups for the cottage or boat?

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