Official Canada Boating Safety Course Online
Take this Canada–approved course to complete your online Boating safety education.
unlimited exam attempts
Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card in 3 steps.
Study and pass the $39.95 CAD course.
Print your online course completion document.
Get ready to go boating!
Transport Canada Requirements
There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.
You do not have to be a resident of Canada to take this online course.
What to Expect From Boat Ed
Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos
Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe boating practices.
Comprehensive Instruction in Canada Boating Safety Education
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Boating safety education established by Canada. Boat Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Boating laws and regulations.
Learn Your Way on Any Device
Boat Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.
We’re people, not robots.
Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Boat Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.
8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday
Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Diana, Heidi, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, Marc, Nichole, and Thomas.
Transport Canada, Marine Safety and Security
Tower C, Place de Ville
330 Sparks Street
Made in North America
This Canada Boating safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.
Is it the Boating safety licence?
You may have heard that you need the Canada Boat Licence to operate your boat, but what you really need is the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). Since it is a national card, this is the only PCOC that you need to operate a boat in all provinces. You can get the Pleasure Craft Operator Card by taking this boat safety course at boat-ed.com. Find out if you need the card.
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Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Canada Boating students most frequently ask.Frequently Asked Questions