Need your boating license? If you operate any motorized recreational watercraft in Canada you are required to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card*, commonly known as a boat license. The Operator Card is required regardless of age, size of boat or engine horsepower. It's the law. Boaters obtain the official Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card by taking the BOATsmart! Safe Boating Course and Boating License Exam online now.
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BOATsmart! - Canada’s Most Accessible Pleasure Craft Operator Card Provider
Take the official exam online and obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, commonly referred to as a Canadian Boating License!
Need to get certified? BOATsmart! offers boaters the most accessible and trouble-free Pleasure Craft Operator Card program in Canada. Take the official Transport Canada exam online or exclusively at Canadian Tire. You can also obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (boating license) with a BOATsmart! Safe Boating Team or Certified Examiner at community events near you.
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Get Your Boating License - Avoid The $250 Fine
All operators of recreational powerboats in Canada now require a Pleasure Craft Operator Card*, commonly known as a Canadian Boating License. Boaters caught without an Operator Card* risk a minimum $250.00 fine. Obtaining an Operator Card is also the best way to gain the knowledge you need to boat with confidence!
An Operator Card is required for all ages, boat sizes and waterways in Canada when operating a motorized vessel. If you operate a powered recreational boat you need an Operator Card* - It's the law.
Once obtained, the official BOATsmart! Operator Card is good for life. Lost your boating license? Damaged card that needs replacement? Obtain a replacement boat license from BOATsmart!.
BOATsmart! is Transport Canada Accredited. Boaters obtain their official Pleasure Craft Operator Card (commonly known as a Boating License or Boat Card) by successfully passing the BOATsmart! exam.
*Pleasure Craft Operator Card or proof of competency