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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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, provincial and municipal police forces, and other local authorities enforce the boating laws of Canada.

  • Officers have the authority to inspect your pleasure craft and monitor your boating activities to make sure you are complying with the law. This may include checking for safety equipment, checking your Pleasure Craft Operator Card or other proof of competency, or stopping you for careless operation, or stopping you for not complying with any boating restrictions that are in effect.
  • An operator who has received a visual or audible signal from an enforcement officer must bring his or her pleasure craft to a stop.