September 15th deadline is closing in on Canadian boaters to be certified!

    OTTAWA, Sept. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Labour day weekend marks one of the
biggest boating weekends of the year in Canada. Boaters need to remember that
this September 15, 2009 is the deadline in Canada for all recreational boat
operators of any motorized watercraft to have a "Pleasure Craft Operator Card"
or they risk expensive fines no less than $250 if caught boating without the
    With the deadline less than 2 weeks away, approximately 10 million
boaters still need the card. Boaters continue to turn to the Internet to get
certified online at in time.'s Official web
site is open for business 24/7, the study material is FREE online, and so are
retries if you happen to fail.
    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.
    This law applies to all ages, there is no age exemption, and no minimum
age to get certified, however there are age/horsepower restrictions for
operators under 16 years of age.
    " gives boaters an accessible and convenient way to get
certified online. We are encouraging boaters to get certified now so they are
legal, but also so they avoid paying more in the future as the price will
likely increase and there's also a good chance the exam becomes more
complicated." says Robert Dupel, spokesperson for
    For boaters who have lost or misplaced their Operator Card they can call'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's
central database of customers and obtain a replacement card.
    Boaters living in the Toronto area can take their exam 7 days per week in
September at Bass Pro Shops in Vaughan, they can simply show up and take the
exam, and they only Pay if they Pass, so it's risk free. 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

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For further information: For media inquiries please contact Robert Dupel
at 1-866-688-2628 or on his cell at (613) 799-6463 or

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