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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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The Criminal Code of Canada states that these dangerous operating practices are illegal.

Operating in a Dangerous Manner is operating a pleasure craft or any water skis, surfboard, water sled, or other towed device in a manner that causes danger to the public given the nature and condition of the waters and the activities that may reasonably be expected to occur at that time. Do not:

  • Buzz other boats or PWCs.
  • Try to spray swimmers with the wake from your pleasure craft.
  • Cut in front of or try to jump the wake of other boats or PWCs.

Operating an Unseaworthy Vessel is taking an unseaworthy pleasure craft on a voyage.

  • Operators may not take a registered or licenced pleasure craft that is unseaworthy on a voyage:
    • From a place in Canada to another place in or out of Canada or…
    • From a place on the inland waters of the United States to a place in Canada.
  • Anyone who takes an unseaworthy boat on one of these voyages is guilty of an indictable offence and may be imprisoned for up to five years.