OTTAWA, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian boaters are scrambling to take
their boater exam in time before the September 15, 2009 federal deadline. All
recreational boat operators of any motorized watercraft must have a "Pleasure
Craft Operator Card" commonly referred to as a boating license, or they risk
expensive fines of $250 and up if caught boating without the card.
Approximately 3 million boaters have the Card, and an astonishing 10
million boaters still need the card and they have less than one week to get it
to be legal operators before the deadline.
Luckily BoaterExam.com offers the official exam online 24/7 at
www.BoaterExam.com where boaters can take the course and exam online in time.
The exam on average takes 30 minutes and the study material and retries are
The 36 question, multiple choice exam requires a 75% mark to receive a
passing grade. Boaters can print a temporary card as soon as they pass online
and their permanent card is mailed to their home in a few weeks, and the card
is good-for-life, it never needs to be renewed.
This law applies to all ages, many people think that kids need to be
16yrs to get certified, or that if you are 65 yrs and up you are
grandfathered, unfortunately this is not the case, there is no minimum age to
get certified, and no age exemption.
"We encourage boaters to get certified now, as the exam will become more
expensive if they wait and they may have a more complicated exam in the future
also. " says Robert Dupel, spokesperson for BoaterExam.com"
For boaters who have lost or misplaced their Operator Card they can call
BoaterExam.com's Toll Free Boating Safety Info Line 1-866-688-2628 open 9am to
midnight EST daily to verify that their name is on file in BoaterExam.com's
BoaterExam.com is a Transport Canada accredited course provider and the
largest issuer of Pleasure Craft Operator Cards in the country. A French site
is also available at www.ExamenBateau.com. BoaterExam.com is also approved in
38 states in the US.
For further information:
For further information: media inquiries please contact Robert Dupel at
1-866-688-2628 or on his cell at (613) 799-6463 or firstname.lastname@example.org