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MyBoatCard.com® provides the fastest and most affordable way to obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). Our easy-to-follow boater safety course and online boating exam are Transport Canada-approved. The boating license is valid in Ontario and throughout Canada. Go boating today!
How do I get my boating license in Ontario?
To get your boating license in Ontario :
- Study our easy-to-follow Ontario boating course. You can study at your own pace – your progress is tracked as you log in and out.
- 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.
- Print a temporary Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) at home and go boating straight away. Your permanent PCOC will be mailed to you in Ontario within 48 hours!
Your boating license never expires and is valid to use nationwide.
Do I need a boating license in Ontario?
Yes. Anybody who operates a motorized boat or PWC in Ontario must have proof of competency regardless of your age, engine horsepower or length of the boat. The most common proof of competency in Ontario is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
Even if your boat is equipped with an electric trolling motor or a motor less than 10hp, you need a boating license. The fine for operating a boat without a Pleasure Craft Operator Card in Ontario is $250.
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How long does it take to get your boating license in Ontario?
It takes on average 3-5 hours to get your boater license in Ontario, including completing the online course and passing the exam. After successfully completing the course and exam, you will be issued your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC).
How much is the Ontario boating license?
It costs $39 CAD to obtain an Ontario boating license. This fee covers the cost of the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) and the exam. After completing the online course and paying the fee, you will be given access to the Transport Canada boating safety exam. Once you have successfully passed this test, you will be issued a Ontario boater license.
What is the fine for driving a boat without a license in Ontario?
The fine for driving a boat without having a Pleasure Craft Operator Card with you in Ontario, is $250.
Does your Ontario boat license expire?
The Ontario Pleasure Craft Operator Card never expires and is good for life! There are no annual fees.
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Is the Ontario boating exam hard?
No, the Ontario boating exam is not hard. MyBoatCard’s Transport Canada approved boating course covers everything you need to know to pass your online boating exam.
The exam is open-book and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. The passing score is 75% (38 out of 50). 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.
Can I still get the Pleasure Craft Operator Card if I don't have an Ontario driver's license?
Yes, you do not need to have a driving license in order to get a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
Do I have to be a resident of Ontario to take the boating safety course?
No, you do not have to be a resident of Ontario to take the online boating safety course.
Can you drive a boat without a license in Ontario?
No, you need to have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or another proof of competency to drive a boat in Ontario.
What age do I need to be to get a boating license in Ontario?
There is no minimum age for obtaining a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. As long as you are old enough to take the online boating safety course and pass the online exam you are old enough to get a boater licence in Ontario. Remember, your license never expires!
Are there age and horsepower restrictions in Ontario?
In Ontario, horsepower restrictions apply to operators under 16 years of age. Youths less than 16 years of age may not operate a boat in Ontario with motors over certain horsepower limits unless someone 16 years of age or older, and certified, is directly supervising them from inside the boat.
You must be 16 years of age or older to operate a PWC / jet ski in Ontario.
Is the Ontario boater license valid in all other Canadian provinces?
Your Pleasure Craft Operator Card is valid in all Canadian provinces and territories.
How long does it take to receive my boating license in Ontario?
You will receive your temporary Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) immediately after you passed the boating safety exam. The course and exam take on average 3-5 hours to complete. You can print your temporary Ontario boating license at home and go boating in Ontario right away. The temporary PCOC expires 60 days from the date you passed the test.
MyBoatCard.com® will manufacture and ship your permanent PCOC within 48 hours. It should arrive at your mailing address in Ontario within one week.
What happens if I lose my Ontario boater license?
What happens if I need to change my boater license details?
Is there any more information available on the Ontario boating license?
For additional information on the Ontario boater license, check out our Ontario boating laws page and our Ontario blog section.
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To obtain your Pleasure Craft Operators Card, you will start by taking the online boating safety course.
You can also download and print a study guide if you prefer to have something in your hand to read while completing the course and taking the exam. The downloadable study guide will provide you with the same boating knowledge as the online study guide, so choose whichever works best for you.Ontario Boater License Study Guide Boating-License-Study-Guide.pdf
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