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FAMILIES WHO STUDY TOGETHER, SAVE TOGETHER

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.

FAQS

Is my Operator Card good for life?

Yes. Once obtained, your Operator Card is good for life. If your Operator Card is lost or stolen you can purchase a replacement from BOATsmart!.

Is BOATsmart!® Transport Canada Accredited?

Yes. BOATsmart! is an official Transport Canada Accredited Pleasure Craft Operator Card provider. BOATsmart! is accredited by Transport Canada to deliver boating safety courses and administer tests for the issuance of Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Cards, including replacement cards, under the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations. 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.

Why do more Canadians choose BOATsmart! Exam?

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.

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Trusted and Recognized by Canadians

We’ve been making smart and safe boaters for over 10 years. And we’re proud to be boaters too.

The BOATsmart! card is good for life and valid in all Canadian provinces including OntarioQuebec, British Columbia (BC), Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEISaskatchewanNewfoundland, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and the Yukon.

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We’ve been making smart boaters for over 10 years in Canada

Accredited by Transport Canada

Trusted For Over 10 Years

EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED, PLUS A WHOLE LOT MORE

BOATsmart!®‘s Standard One-Time Fee of $49.95+Tax includes the Transport Canada Approved online boating safety course and boat license test, plus a whole lot more.

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24/7 Online Course Access

Learn at your own pace from home. Our system automatically tracks your progress.

Free, unlimited retries are included. No need to worry if you don’t pass on your first attempt.

Free Retries Included

Need a brush up? No problem. We include free animated refresher lessons.

We’re boaters too and we’re here to help. Call, email or chat 7 days a week.

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Refresher Lessons

Only your BOATsmart!® card will save you up to 25% off boating insurance.

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& LEARN

Study from your phone, tablet or desktop

Study the Online Course

Our narrated, animated and interactive lessons put you in the captain’s seat. Everything you need to pass the test is included.

Pass the Online Test

Unlimited retries are included in the standard one-time registration fee. Take the test from the comfort of your home, no supervisor required.

Print your Card and go boating.

Print a temporary card immediately and go boating! Your permanent card is in the mail and is good for life.

What is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?

A Pleasure Craft Operator Card* (PCOC) proves that you have gained the knowledge to safely operate a motorized pleasure craft on Canada’s waterways.

Who needs one?

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.

How do I get my Operator Card?

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.

What are the fines if I don’t have my card?

Boaters who fail to carry a Pleasure Craft Operator Card* can be fined a minimum of $250 by any officer of the peace.

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*Pleasure Craft Operator Card or proof of competency.

Our animated and narrated Boating Safety Course puts you in the captain's seat. Designed by boaters for boaters, it's perfect for all ages.

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