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Get your Official Canadian Boating License Online

All Canadian Boaters are now required to carry a Pleasure Craft Operator Card*, commonly known as a boating license. Required by federal law, Canadian boaters require an Operator Card* when operating a motorized boat - regardless of length of boat, engine size or age of operator. Boaters not carrying a Pleasure Craft Operator Card* face a minimum $250 fine. The law applies to all navigable waters in Canada, in all provinces.

The official Transport Canada accredited boat license exam is available online or in-person from BOATsmart!®. Boaters who take the boating license exam online can complete the Transport Canada authorized online boating course and open book exam from home with no supervisor required. You can print a temporary card immediately when you pass the boating license exam and your permanent BOATsmart!® operator card is good for life.

To get your Boating License online you must:

  1. Register with an accredited provider such as BOATsmart!®
  2. Complete the Safe Boating Study Guide and Practice Quizzes
  3. Pass the Final Boating License Exam

*Pleasure Craft Operator Card or proof of competency

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Safe Boating Study Guide

Safe Boating Study Guide

Safe Boating Study Guide

Practice Boating License

Practice Boating License

Practice Boating License

Get Your Boating License

Get Your Boating License

Get Your Boating License