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Modules and Lessons

  1. Boating Basics
    1. Boating in Canada
    2. It's Everyone's Responsibility
    3. Operator Training and Certification
    4. It's the Law
    5. Proof of Competency
    6. Obtaining a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)
    7. Online Course and Test
    8. Age and Horsepower Restrictions
    9. Supervision Provisions
    10. The Basics
    +7 more lessons
  2. Boating Rules, Regulations and Equipment
    1. Code, Acts, and Regulations
    2. Canada Shipping Act 2001
    3. Small Vessel Regulations
    4. Criminal Code of Canada
    5. Boating and Alcohol
    6. Boating and Alcohol: The Laws
    7. The Negative Effects of Boating and Alcohol
    8. Other Negative Effects of Alcohol
    9. What is a Compliance Notice?
    10. Hull Identification Number
    +42 more lessons
  3. Before Heading Out
    1. Maintaining Your Craft
    2. Pre-Season Maintenance
    3. Winterization and Storage
    4. Transporting Your Boat
    5. Tips for Driving with a Boat Trailer
    6. Choosing the Right Trailer
    7. Towing Your Boat
    8. How to Launch Your Craft
    9. How to Load Your Craft
    10. Knowledge of Local Waterways
    +24 more lessons
  4. Safe Boat Operation
    1. Loading People and Equipment
    2. Instructions for PWC Passengers
    3. Casting Off
    4. Returning to the Dock
    5. Disembarking your Craft
    6. Safety Underway
    7. Effects of Being on the Water
    8. Heat Exhaustion
    9. Choosing a Safe Speed
    10. High Speed Operation
    +22 more lessons
  5. Navigation & Right-of-way Rules
    1. The Collision Regulations
    2. Determining Right-of-Way
    3. Type of Craft
    4. Approaching Non-Powered Craft
    5. Approaching Power-Driven Craft: Position and Direction
    6. Operating Rules - Keeping it Simple
    7. Head-On Approach
    8. Port (Left) Approach
    9. Starboard (Right) Approach
    10. Overtaking
    +20 more lessons
  6. Markers and Buoys
    1. Aids to Navigation
    2. What Is A Buoy?
    3. Floating Buoys
    4. Systems of Buoys In Canada
    5. The Lateral System
    6. Starboard-Hand Buoys
    7. Port-Hand Buoys
    8. Bifurcation Buoys
    9. Fairway Buoys
    10. Isolated Danger Buoys
    +11 more lessons
  7. Emergency Preparedness
    1. Boating Emergencies
    2. What to do in an emergency?
    3. Rendering Assistance - It's the Law!
    4. If Your Craft has Run Aground
    5. If Your Craft has Capsized
    6. Hull Leaks and Flooding
    7. If your Craft is Swamped or is Sinking
    8. Collisions
    9. Reporting a Collision
    10. Abandoning Ship
    +30 more lessons

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Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain

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