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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If your pleasure craft sinks or floats away, don’t panic.

  • If you are wearing a lifejacket or PFD, make sure that it is securely fastened, remain calm, and wait for help.
  • Swimming to shore should be considered only as a last resort.
  • If you aren’t wearing a lifejacket or PFD, look for one floating in the water or other floating items (coolers, oars or paddles, decoys, etc.) to help you stay afloat. Do your best to help your passengers find something to help them float and stay together.
  • If you have nothing to support you, you may have to tread water or simply float. In cold water, float, rather than tread, to reduce hypothermia.