Safe boating experts.
That's us.

Our mission is to empower you to boat with confidence.

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Empowering boaters online.

BOATsmart!® is Accredited by Transport Canada to educate and certify boaters for their Pleasure Craft Operator Card in both official languages. We’re proud to be Canada’s Boating Educator. We’re also proud to be recognized in the United States by NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators). The BOATsmart! Pleasure Craft Operator Card is valid in more than 40 U.S. states.

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We love the water, just like you.

At BOATsmart! we live and breathe what we do. We love getting on the water so we've taken what we know and turned our skill and outdoor experiences into brilliant illustrations, live video, and authentic course content. It's easy to be the best when you can go from the office to the dock every chance you get and you've got great customer feedback putting the wind in your sails!

Boating Enthusiasts

We’re boaters too, so we get .

BOATsmart! was created by boaters, for boaters. So we get it. It’s about your time. Out on the water with friends and family. Sharing experiences, creating memories and making the most of your time together in the outdoors.

Boater empowerment and enjoyment are central to everything we do – and what BOATsmart!® stands for. It’s about creating peace of mind for boaters, enhancing enjoyment on and off the water. Our focus is more than simply an exam for boaters and a boating license. Our mission is to empower you to boat with confidence.

Canada Boating Safety Leader

Canada’s leader in boating safety.

We’re proud that more Canadian’s choose BOATsmart!®and we’re proud that BOATsmart!® is the only Transport Canada Accredited Course Provider in Canada to offer Recreational Boat Insurance, Marine Safety Gear and Free Refresher Lessons. We’re always striving to do our best, so tell us what you think and how we can do better.

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Official Course and Test.

BOATsmart! is officially recognized and Transport Canada Accredited to provide online boating safety courses, educational materials, boating license tests and to issue Pleasure Craft Operator Cards to recreational boaters in Canada. is the official Transport Canada Accredited website of BOATsmart!. The educational resources, study material and Pleasure Craft Operator Card exam available on this website are approved by Transport Canada.


Powered by OUTDOORsmart!®

At OUTDOORsmart!® we believe that being outdoors is more than just activity. It connects us with who we are – and who we aspire to be.

Canadian Tire

Official Canadian Tire partner.

Canadian Tire has exclusively selected BOATsmart! as it’s safe boating partner. The BOATsmart! Study Guide and Pre-Paid Online Exam Access Card are available at participating Canadian Tire locations.

Ten Years of making Smart Boaters

13+ years of making smart boaters.

BOATsmart!® is proud to celebrate more than 10 years of making smart boaters. And we’re proud that more Canadians choose BOATsmart!® than any other safe boating provider.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Satisfaction guaranteed.

BOATsmart! has a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a Better Business Bureau A+ rating. We love our boaters and we love making them happy.

Proud supporters.

BOATsmart! is proud to support North America's boating industry.