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

Learn More Register for the Course

In Canada, the Small Vessel Regulations state that you must register your boat if:

  • It is not a pleasure craft and…
  • It is wholly owned by qualified persons and…
  • It is not registered, listed, or otherwise recorded in a foreign country or state.

If you are a qualified person and own a pleasure craft, you do not have to register your craft but you may do so on a voluntary basis.

Registering a pleasure craft provides several benefits.

  • You have proof of ownership (legal title) of the pleasure craft. Having this proof can be very beneficial at international borders.
  • Registered pleasure craft are allowed to fly the Canadian flag.
  • Your pleasure craft has a unique name and an official number.

For information on registering your boat, visit the Transport Canada website.