Our 2008 season is barely over and already we are planning for 2009. One thing new for 2009 which will be required by all our guests is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (a boat operators certificate).
This is a Canadian Law which affects anyone who wishes to operate a boat in Canada. Hopefully your outfitter has told you about this requirement.
If you live in the US you can get a certificate from your home state. Here is a web site to check out. http://americasboatingcourse.com/ For some States you can do the exam online. Others you can not but you can take the course on line.
If you live in Canada, you need a Canadian certificate. Here is one option for acquiring the certificate on line. Boater Exam . Americans can also get a Canadian cerfificate but it is advisable that you get one in your home justification.
Don’t wait. Get your certificate today. Be ready for 2009.
It would be a shame to be standing on shore fishing while your buddies cruise around in a boat because you missed this one.