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  • Valid for life in Canada
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Get your boating license in 3 easy steps!

1 Take the online course at your own pace

2 Pass the online boating license exam

3 Print your temporary boating license

Write your boating exam online and get your official pleasure craft operator card today!

According to a recent survey, the National Boating Safety School’s website is simple and very user friendly. You can print your temporary card as soon as you pass your exam. Retries are unlimited. Your license is valid for life and is recognized throughout Canada. Try the first chapter free →

The National Boating Safety School is accredited by Transport Canada

The National Boating Safety School (NBSS) is one of the oldest boating schools accredited by Transport Canada to offer quality training for their safe boating program. Since 2001 hundreds of thousands of Canadians from across the country have trusted the NBSS to provide them with the required certification of obtaining their PCOC – Boating license. This is done through our comprehensive and easy to follow in-class training with our professional and experienced staff or with our online boating exam.


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Accredited by Transport Canada

The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require all operators of pleasure craft fitted with any type of motor and used for recreational purposes to carry proof of competency on board.

Proof of competency indicates the boater has a basic level of boating safety knowledge required for safe recreational boating. In the past, anyone of any age could operate a recreational boat without any minimum boating safety knowledge, experience or training.

These requirements were introduced in 1999 in response to boating deaths and injuries, with the goal of improving safety on Canadian waterways through education and training.

The National Boating Safety School is a Tranport Canada accredited course provider. The NBSS is authorized to provide boating safety courses and tests, and issue Pleasure Craft Operator Cards also referred to as a boating license.