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Your Official Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card in 3 easy steps.
Start the boating course now and be on the water today.

Step 1

Take the Boating Course Online

Take the official BOATsmart! Course online and watch, listen and learn on any device. Our animated, narrated and brilliantly illustrated boating course puts you right in the Captain’s seat. Everything you need to pass the Transport Canada Boating Safety Test and boat with confidence included.

  • Made in Canada, For Canadian Boaters
  • Designed for all ages and abilities, including 8 years and older
  • Study at your own pace, your progress is tracked automatically
  • Optimized for all devices, including mobile
  • Family Pricing Available
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BOATsmart! multiple choice practice test

Step 2

Pass the Official Test

The official Transport Canada Boating Safety Test is open book and available to boaters of all ages, including boaters under 16 years of age.

  • Official Transport Canada Boating Safety Test
  • No Minimum Age
  • Unlimited free test retries included

Step 3

Print your temp card

Yeah buoy! You’re a captain now! You’ve now gained the knowledge to boat with confidence. Immediately upon passing the test, you’ll be able to print a temporary boating license and avoid the minimum $250 fine. Your permanent card is mailed at no charge.

  • Print your temporary boating license immediately
  • Receive your official permanent card within 4 weeks
  • Your BOATsmart! Card is good for life
BOATsmart! Crash Test Captain
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The BOATsmart! Course is 100% Transport Canada Approved and includes all the knowledge required to obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Take the boating course online at your own pace with easy-to-understand, step-by-step lessons.

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BOATsmart! has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 8124 ratings and reviews.

Step Inside the
Boatsmart! Course

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The BOATsmart! Course includes all required Transport Canada knowledge points in an easy-to-navigate and understandable format, organized into 7 learning modules and practice quizzes that help you test your comprehension prior to the final test.


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