Ontario Boat Safety Training

Congratulations on your boat purchase! Before taking that boat out on the water, Canadian residents (including those in Ontario) are required to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator License. To get your boating operator license in Ontario, all you have to do is pass a boat operator exam with a score of 75% or higher.

Take Your Exam Online! or Take a classroom course in Ontario

Taking a boat safety training course is a sure fire way to help you pass the test on the first try. Our associates offer in-person training to make sure you have all the information you need. The course only takes about 3 hours and the exam takes 45 minutes. If you prefer, you can also take the boat safety training online, then book an appointment with an Ontario associate to take the boat operator exam in person.

Ontario draws boaters all throughout the year from all around the world to experience its many splendors. In the north, during the summer months, there is the James Bay, the Hudson Bay and access to the Atlantic Ocean. In the south, there are four of the Great Lakes: Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario and Lake Superior. In between, boaters will experience a diverse array of opportunities, including tranquil waterways, where you can enjoy life at a leisurely pace, raging rivers, where you can test the rapids, and hundreds of lake. In the bays and lakes, visitors can enjoy various cruises and tours, and on the rivers, you can delight in the many riverboats, among other things.

All throughout the province, there are marinas, boat ramps and charters that allow the visitor to experience Ontario at the wheel. If you plan to do that, prepare in advance. Ontario requires a boat operator license by law. A card from any Canadian province will work, as will equivalent cards from the US. If you do not have a license, then the easiest way to acquire one is to take the test online. Wherever you take the test, a one-time fee covers the initial tests as well as unlimited retests, and then once you pass, Ontario sends the permanent card in the mall in 3-4 weeks. Temporary cards are also available as soon as you pass, so rushed for time, some like to schedule the exam near their destination in Ontario, and then take the test when they arrive. The temporary card provides full privileges.

Driver & Vehicle License Office
Richardson, Michelle

Blind River, Ontario
Phone: 705-356-4184

Markus, Gord
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Phone: 705-738-4884
[email protected]

Bobcaygeon Marine
Lewis, Martin

Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Phone: 705-738-2111
Fax: 705-738-2533
[email protected]

Don Hyde Marine
Evans, Margo

Hagersville, Ontario
Phone: 905-768-3267
Fax: 905-768-5140
[email protected]

Cornwall C. of C.
Main, Amy

Cornwall, Ontario
Phone: 613-933-4004

Corunna M.V.L. Office
Alexander, Pat

Corunna, Ontario
Phone: 519-862-3151

Simmons, Mike
Grand Bend, Ontario
Phone: 519-777-5523
Fax: 519-243-1478
[email protected]

Charles, Peter
Milton, Ontario
Phone: 905-876-4816
Fax: 905-876-3144
[email protected]

Gray, Mike
Guelph, Ontario
Phone: 519-823-2123

Simmons, Nick
Grand Bend, Ontario
Phone: 519-243-1481

Cousineau, Don
Kitchener, Ontario
Phone: 519-743-3972

Northumberland Central C. of C.
Cobourg, Ontario
Phone: 905-372-5831

Pritchard, Joe
London, Ontario
Phone: 519-679-1970
Phone2: 519-675-9928

M.T.O. - Orleans
Breault, Denis

Orleans, Ontario
Phone: 613-824-9037

Hub 17 - M.V.L. Office
Crabs, Harold/Lucille

Massey, Ontario
Phone: 705-865-2092

McKellar Marine Services
McCarthy, MaryLou

McKellar, Ontario
Phone: 705-389-3814

Henderson, Wayne
Melbourne, Ontario
Phone: 519-289-5338
[email protected]

Conestoga College
Education, Continuing
Kitchener, Ontario
Phone: 519-748-5220

Cheung, Denis
Nepean, Ontario
Phone: 613-266-6245

Hagerman, Dawn
Mallorytown, Ontario
Phone: 613-923-5838

Adamanda Custom Builders
Barrett, Lynne

Point au Brasil, Ontario
Phone: 705-366-2511
Fax: 705-366-2785

Severn Boat Haven
Port Severn, Ontario
Phone: 705-538-2975
Fax: 705-538-1853
[email protected]

Port Hope C. of C.
Port Hope, Ontario
Phone: 905-885-5519

Port Colborne Marina
Port Colborne, Ontario
Phone: 905-835-1774

Town of Renfrew - Recreation
McWhirter, Donna

Renfrew, Ontario
Phone: 613-432-3131
Fax: 613-432--5963

Granite Shore Marina
Webb, Merv

Waubaushene, Ontario
Phone: 705-538-2461
Fax: 705-538-2462

Topp, Jason
RR3 Wellandport, Ontario
Phone: 905-774-9104

M.T.O. - Licence Office
Sarnia, Ontario
Phone: 519-344-7715

McKinley, Don
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Phone: 705-942-1406
Fax: 519-243-1478

Strathroy M.V.L. Office
Zavitz, Joanne

Strathroy, Ontario
Phone: 519-245-3280

Frook, Rick
St. Marys, Ontario
Phone: 519-284-1587

Wohlgemuth, Wendy
Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Phone: 807-737-5217

Niagara Safety
Zurick, John

Ridgeway, Ontario
Phone: 905-894-9538
Fax: 905-932-6515
[email protected]

Turkey Point Marina Basin
Christiaen, Larry

Turkey Point, Ontario
Phone: 519-426-6795
Fax: 519-426-0421
[email protected]

Lottery Store Post Office
Conci, Dawn

Thunder Bay, Ontario
Phone: 807-767-4544

Parr, Ron
Whitby, Ontario
Phone: 905-579-9094
[email protected]

Online Course

Take your exam online and get your Official approved Boat Licence License!


Classroom Courses

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