The increase in use and popularity of Personal Water Crafts (PWC’s) has indicated an imminent need for strengthened boat operator training and regulations.

Your enrollment in a Safe Boating Course shows that you want to be part of the solution. This course will provide you with an easy to follow “common sense” approach to power boating. It focuses on the knowledge of the water craft, laws, markup, security and emergency situations plus all preparatory tools to enjoy power boating safely.

Everyone who operates a power-driven boat in Canada needs proof of competency — something that shows they understand the rules of the road and how to safely operate a boat. The most common proof of competency is the Pleasure Craft Operator Card. You can get one by passing an accredited boating safety test.

When you buy a boat, you need to get a pleasure craft licence document with a unique licence number. It’s free. The number allows Search and Rescue personnel to access information in an emergency.

Steps to obtain a license for water craft

  • Course duration : 4 hours.
  • A test of 50 questions is administrated at the end of the course. A success rate of 75% is required to get the card at the end of the course.

To join the school member of the AECQ nearest you, see our list of members giving the Safe Boating Course under FIND A DRIVING SCHOOL.