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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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For shorter daytime outings on the water, at a minimum you should:

  • Contact a responsible person before you go out, and tell him or her where you will be boating and when you plan to return. This is the most important information in a float plan.
  • Ask that person to contact a Joint Rescue Coordination Centre or Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre if you fail to return on time.
  • Contact this person again when you return or if you decide to extend your time out on the water.