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.
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
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.
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.