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 must have a Canadian pleasure craft licence to operate a pleasure craft powered by an engine of 10 horsepower (7.5 kW) or more in Canada legally.

  • This includes personal watercraft and sailboats with an engine.
  • You are exempt from this requirement if your pleasure craft is registered.

If a pleasure craft has been sold or transferred to you, you are exempt from carrying the updated pleasure craft licence for up to 90 days from the day ownership of the boat was transferred to you only if:

  • The sale or transfer of ownership is underway and…
  • You have not yet received the updated pleasure craft licence and…
  • You carry the existing licence and a copy of the transfer documents on board.