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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Charts contain important information such as water depths and the locations of channels, overhead obstacles, bridges, and underwater cables. This is especially helpful when boating in bays or in large lakes. Charts also can be used to locate places, such as protected bays, coves, and docks, where you can take shelter in foul weather.

Nautical chart