Boating Safety Training
Online Course

Boating Safety Training
Online Course Overview

Each time you launch your boat on the water, life and death are in your hands. Every year approximately 525 Canadians lose their lives while having fun on the water. Simple actions, such as wearing an appropriate floatation device, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, and taking time to properly plan out your trip can significantly reduce this number. For most boaters, boating is a pleasurable experience. This Boating Awareness course helps to ensure the safety of yourself, your passengers, and others out on the water.

This online Boating Awareness course is composed of five modules. These modules include:

  • Module 1: Getting to Know Your Boat
  • Module 2: Mandatory Safety Equipment
  • Module 3: Boater Responsibilities
  • Module 4: Operating Your Pleasure Craft
  • Module 5: Emergency Situations

Upon completion, you will be presented with a final exam to test your knowledge.

Boating Safety - Online Training

Being a responsible boater requires knowledge concerning all aspects of your vessel, required safety equipment, operating procedures, and much more! By the end of this course, you should be able to

  • Understand what you need to know about your boat
  • Describe what safety materials and procedures are needed
  • Know the responsibility of every boater
  • Identify hazards associated with fueling, operating, and navigating
  • Identify risks and understand what to do in case of an emergency

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 60 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.