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 2 of the Canada online boating safety course!

You should now:

  • Be able to identify the types and uses of lifejackets, PFDs, buoyant heaving lines, lifebuoys, and reboarding devices, and state the legal requirements.
  • Know the legal requirements for manual propelling devices, anchors, bailers, bilge pumps, fire extinguishers, ignition-protection devices, ventilation systems, mufflers, and engine shut-off lines.
  • Know the legal requirements for visual signals—watertight flashlights and distress flares.
  • Know the legal requirements for sound-signalling equipment and be able to use and interpret sound signals.
  • Know the types and requirements for night navigation lights.
  • Know the legal requirements for magnetic compasses, nautical charts, and radar reflectors.
  • Know who can inspect your pleasure craft.