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Unlimited retries are included in the standard one-time registration fee. Take the test from the comfort of your home, no supervisor required.
A Pleasure Craft Operator Card* (PCOC) proves that you have gained the knowledge to safely operate a motorized pleasure craft on Canada's waterways.
If you, or any of your family members operate a motorized watercraft, you need your Pleasure Craft Operator Card now. This federal law applies to all operators of motorized watercraft regardless of age, length of boat or engine horsepower - including electric trolling motors and sailboats equipped with engines. It's the law.
Commonly referred to as a boating license, the official PCOC is issued upon successful completion of the BOATsmart!® test. There is no minimum age to obtain a boat license and once certified, your PCOC is good for life.
Boaters who fail to carry a Pleasure Craft Operator Card* can be fined a minimum of $250 by any officer of the peace.
It's the law, get your boating license now →
*Pleasure Craft Operator Card or proof of competency.
Learn at your own pace from home. Our system automatically tracks your progress.
Need a brush up? No problem. We include free animated refresher lessons.
Only your BOATsmart!® card will save you up to 25% off boating insurance.
Free, unlimited retries are included. No need to worry if you don't happen to pass on your first attempt.
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Print a temp card immediately. We'll mail you a permanent one that's good for life.
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BOATsmart!® Exclusive — Families can save up to 35% off the Pleasure Craft Operator Card test when they register together. Remember, the Canadian boating license isn't just for dad or your regular captain, its super smart for the whole family to get certified.
BOATsmart!® is an official Transport Canada Accredited Course Provider. We educate and certify boaters for their Pleasure Craft Operator Card. We are also a leading provider of recreational boat insurance and boating safety gear. Just like you we're boaters, and our mission is to empower you to boat with confidence.
If you operate a motorized boat in Canada, you need a Pleasure Craft Operator Card*. The federal lay applies to all ages, all boat lengths and all engine sizes – even electric trolling motors and sailboats equipped with engines. If you're stopped without a boating license you'll face a minimum $250 fine. Once obtained, your BOATsmart! Operator Card is good for life.
Boaters of any age can take the online boating course and exam for boaters - Even boaters under 16 years of age. In fact, we recommend young boaters take the online boating course, obtain their Operator Card and then head out on the water with an experienced boater to put their knowledge into practice.
Well first off, we'll help you progress through the Canadian boating course, and you'll learn everything you need to pass and obtain your operator card. So it isn't that hard, since you'll already know everything! The boating safety exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions so all of the answers are right there for you. You'll need at least 75% (38 out of 50) to pass, but don't stress because the Boating Safety Test is open book!
No problem. We want you to be confident when you're out on the water. So your one-time fee includes unlimited free boating test retries and unlimited access to our online boating course. You can try the exam once every 24 hours. Just keep in mind that Transport Canada rules will require you to redo the online boating course if you happen to fail your second attempt.
Yes! You did all of that studying so we think you deserve it! Your BOATsmart!® Operator Card will never expire and is good for life. However, it's still a great idea to brush up on your knowledge each season, so we've included lifetime BOATsmart! Coach™ animated refresher lessons in your one-time course fee.
Great question. We know boating is your passion, so we think you deserve more than just an exam for boaters. Only BOATsmart!® offers the boating license exam plus discounts on recreational boat insurance, boating safety gear, family pricing and free refresher lessons. We're proud that more Canadians choose BOATsmart!® and we believe its because we help you boat with confidence – not just take an exam.
Yes. BOATsmart!® is an official Transport Canada Accredited Pleasure Craft Operator Card provider. What does this really mean? It means that with BOATsmart!® your Operator Card will always be valid and we'll be here if you ever need to replace your card. Unlike some other Course Providers, we're a proud Canadian brand with a team of committed boaters who live and breath what we do!
Only when you obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card through BOATsmart!®, you're eligible for up to 25% off your annual policy premium. That's an exclusive benefit offered only through BOATsmart! Assure™.