About the Study Guide

This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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Having a magnetic compass and nautical charts and knowing how to use them are invaluable when darkness, fog, or a storm occurs. Therefore, it’s a good idea to take a basic course in navigation to make sure you know how to:

  • Plot a course.
  • Determine your position.
  • Use a compass with nautical charts.
  • Use tide and current tables.
  • Use your electronic navigation equipment.