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Alberta boating license practice test

Test your knowledge before taking the final exam.

Alberta Boating Practice Test

Not sure if you’re ready to take the Transport Canada boating license exam in Alberta?® recommends taking a practice exam to test your knowledge before attempting the official boat exam. By taking a practice test, you can get a feel for the types of questions and material that will be covered on the exam and determine if you’re ready to take the next step.

Do I need a boating license in Alberta?

Having an Alberta boating license, also known as a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), is a mandatory requirement for operating a pleasure craft in Alberta. By obtaining a PCOC, boaters can demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate a vessel.

You can obtain an Alberta boating license in 3 easy steps:

  1. Study our easy-to-follow Alberta boating course. You can study at your own pace – your progress is tracked as you log in and out.
  2. Take the Official Transport Canada boating exam online. No need to worry – the exam is open book and our course includes everything you need to know to pass. Exam retries are free and unlimited.
  3. Print a temporary Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) at home and go boating straight away. Your permanent PCOC will be mailed to you in Alberta within 48 hours!

Your boating license never expires and is valid to use nationwide. If you lose or damage your card you can order a replacement at any time.

This free practice exam is designed to help test your knowledge or refresh your memory before the final exam.

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Alberta Boating Exam FAQ

Here are some FAQ’s about the Alberta boating license test:

How many questions are on the Alberta boating test?

The Transport Canada PCOC exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. To pass the exam, a score of at least 75% (38 out of 50) is required.

Is the exam open book?

Yes – the exam is open book. You can use our online course material or our free course manual PDF to review any questions you are not sure of.

How long do I have to complete the exam?

The Alberta boating license exam has a time limit of 75 minutes to complete. You do not have to complete the exam in one sitting – you can leave the exam and log back in to complete it when you are ready.

Is the Alberta boating license exam hard?

No, the Alberta boating exam is not hard.’s Transport Canada approved boating course covers everything you need to know to pass your online boating exam.

What happens if I fail the Alberta boater license exam?

If you fail don’t worry you can retake the exam. Your one-time fee includes unlimited exam retries and unlimited access to the online course material.

Alberta Practice Test FAQ

Here are some FAQ’s about the Alberta boating license test:

Is the Alberta practice test really free?

Yes the practice test is free – we are happy to help you prepare for your final exam.

Who should take the free boating exam practice test?

Anyone who is planning on taking the official boating exam in Canada should consider taking a practice test to help them prepare and feel more confident on exam day. 

This includes:

  • Anyone who is nervous about the boating exam and wants to practice beforehand.
  • New boaters who want to gain confidence and familiarity with the material.
  • Experienced boaters who want to refresh their knowledge and skills.
  • Friends or family members who occasionally operate a boat on behalf of the owner.
  • People who want to be more aware of boating laws and regulations.

How many questions are on the Alberta boating exam practice test?

There are 50 questions on the Alberta boating exam practice test. The same number of questions that are on the real Transport Canada boating exam.

What types of questions will I find on this free Alberta boating exam practice quiz?

Many of the questions will be very similar to the real boating exam. The exam covers boating questions about:

Time To Get Your Alberta License

Congratulations on taking the first step towards obtaining your Alberta boating license by taking our free practice test! By now, you should have a good understanding of the material that will be covered on the official exam. 

If you feel confident and ready to take the next step, sign up to complete our boating safety course and exam. Once you pass, you’ll be able to go boating on Alberta’s waterways with confidence and knowledge of the rules and regulations. Don’t wait any longer – register for the course and get on the water today!


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Transport Canada approved Boater Safety Course is free.
Take the course in your own time and risk free.

Other providers try to get you to pay upfront before you even have a chance to try out their course!

WHY US.® has been Alberta’s trusted provider of boating safety education since 1999. Our Transport Canada approved Pleasure Craft Operator Card is valid for use nationwide.® provides the best value and educational experience to all Canadians. We also guarantee the fastest shipping in Alberta. We will manufacture and ship your card in under 48 hours.

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