Boating Tests:

  • Study Book – $29.95
  • The test is to be completed online at
  • Passing mark – 38/50
  • Replacement cards – for lost, damaged or stolen cards – $27.00 + GST
  • Card replacements will be done in the future with The Ace Boater name and logo.

Government issued photo ID must be shown in order to write the test.

You can obtain your Canadian Coast Guard approved Boat Operator Card, by passing a Canadian Coast Guard approved test. You can challenge the test, study an approved book and write the test online, or take an approved course and write the test. Of course you will need to pass the test with a score of at least 75%.

The Professional Association of Boating Instructors has an approved book and the approved tests, which are available online at

There is no grandfather arrangement, regardless of your age and previous boat experience made for the Boat Operator Card.

Once you pass the test, you will receive a permanent Boat Operator Card that is valid for your lifetime, and is good anywhere in Canada.

To write your test, Ponoka Registry is happy to refer you to Ace Boater

For more information:

Ace Boater