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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Although a personal watercraft (PWC) is considered a pleasure craft and operators must follow the same rules and requirements that apply to other boats, there are additional, specific considerations for the PWC operator. Before taking your PWC out on the water, you should:

  • Read and understand the owner’s manual.
  • Take time to review the video most PWC manufacturers provide.
  • Inspect your PWC periodically, and perform necessary maintenance to keep it in good operating condition.
  • Be aware of all local, provincial, and federal laws that apply to PWCs.
  • Do not forget that in addition to obeying all boating laws, the PWC operator must adhere to laws specific to personal watercraft.