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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Because boat engines may backfire, the Small Vessel Regulations require that every pleasure craft that is fueled with gasoline or uses propane devices must have ignition-protected electrical devices. These parts are designed to keep sparks from escaping, preventing the ignition of gasoline or propane vapours in case the engine backfires.

All ignition-protected electrical components that you use should be labelled as ignition-protected parts.

Make sure that your pleasure craft is serviced by a certified marine technician if it has:

  • A car or truck engine that has been converted for marine use or…
  • Engine parts that may not be ignition-protected.