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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This summary of equipment requirements applies to pleasure craft, including powerboats up to 24 metres in length, sailboats up to 24 metres in length, PWCs, and human-powered vessels. These requirements apply whether you rent, own, or borrow the pleasure craft.

For additional specific equipment requirements based on the type of pleasure craft and its length, refer to Transport Canada's Safe Boating Guide and the Small Vessel Regulations.