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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Transport Canada issues compliance notices, which may be either a glued-on label or a riveted metal plate.

There are three types of compliance notices. The type of compliance notice you have depends on the length of your vessel.

  • For vessels 6 metres (19.7 feet) or less in length, the compliance notice includes the maximum recommended safe limits.
  • For vessels more than 6 metres (19.7 feet) in length, there are compliance notices for:
    • pleasure craft
    • non-pleasure craft