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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In addition to adhering to all boating laws, personal watercraft (PWC) operators have requirements specific to their vessel.

  • You must have a Canadian-approved, properly fitting lifejacket on board for each person on the PWC or any person you are towing. It is recommended that you:
    • Always wear your lifejacket.
    • Choose brightly coloured lifejackets that are easy to see.
  • You also must have on board:
    • Proof of competency and proof of age for the PWC operator
    • Buoyant heaving line at least 15 metres long
    • Sound-signalling device (a pealess whistle is OK)
    • Watertight flashlight or three Canadian-approved type A, B, or C flares
    • Navigation lights