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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You’ve completed the material in Unit 6 of the online boating safety course!

You should now:

  • Understand how to practice risk management while boating.
  • Recognize the symptoms and dangers of operator fatigue.
  • Be able to take the proper safety actions if a pleasure craft capsizes, is swamped, sinks, or runs aground.
  • Know how to avoid collisions and what to do if you are involved in a collision.
  • Be able to respond properly to a fire emergency.
  • Be able to prevent and respond properly to cold water immersion and hypothermia.
  • Know how to treat and be able to recognize the symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and seasickness.
  • Know how to prevent and be able to recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Know how to use fuel-burning appliances safely.
  • Be able to obtain weather forecasts, recognize weather warnings, and know what to do if caught in severe weather.
  • Know how to call for help if an emergency occurs.