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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If your pleasure craft is less than 24 metres (78.7 feet) in length and can be fitted with a motor, a compliance notice must be permanently affixed where it is plainly visible from the helm.

If a pleasure craft was built after April 29, 2010, the manufacturer or importer is required to provide the owner with a compliance notice. If the pleasure craft was built before April 29, 2010, the manufacturer or importer is not required to provide a compliance notice.

It is illegal to:

  • Remove or alter a pleasure craft’s compliance notice or…
  • Attach a compliance notice that contains untrue information to a pleasure craft.

Exceptions to these requirements are explained in the Small Vessel Regulations.

PWC Requirement

According to ISO 13590, personal watercraft (PWCs) built after April 29, 2010, must display both the ISO 13590 builder’s plate and a compliance notice.