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Halifax Boating License Courses

Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, which boaters worldwide recognize for its amazingly diverse boating opportunities. Boating is a way of life in Nova Scotia, and Halifax fully embodies that. Many of Nova Scotia’s high-profile boating clubs base their offices in Halifax, and Halifax is home to some notable industry events, such as the Halifax International Boat Show. Many boaters come to Nova Scotia to boat its majestic coastline, and they tend to stay closer to the shore. However, Halifax is an amazing destination for visitors who want to boat, fish or visit the beach during the day and then come back to Halifax where they can dine and take in other forms of entertainment.

For boaters, it is important to recognize that you will need a boating license to operate a boat anywhere in Nova Scotia, whether you bring your own or rent. Fortunately, the license is simple to acquire. It is generally best to schedule the exam ahead of time. That way, when you arrive in Halifax, you can simply go at the appropriate time and take the test. If you pass, then they give you the temporary card immediately, which has full privileges for the class, and they mail the permanent version to you home address. Fees cover multiple retests, and the default license is good for two years, at which point you must renew. Pleasure craft licenses are lifetime license and do not require renewal.

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Boating License Course: 3hrs of Required Study Time

The Boating License Course Includes:

FREE Retries!

You only pay for your Boating License Exam once. If you don’t pass, you can try the exam again at no additional charge.

Canada Boating License: It's the Law!

ASM Safe Safe Boating encourages boaters in all provinces to take a Transport Canada Accredited course to obtain the Canadian Boating License (officially known as a Pleasure Craft Operator Card). ASM Safe Boating, through its partnership with, offers Transport Canada accredited courses and certification for the Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

If you operate a boat, you have to have a boater license. It’s the law. Without a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, or boat operators license, you’re automatically subject to a $250 fine.

Getting Your Boating License Is As Easy As 1,2,3!

  1. Complete the Online Course
  2. Write the exam.
  3. Pass your exam and you’ll have your license that day*!
* Temporary license issued on-site upon passing exam with your permanent Pleasure Craft Operator Card mailed within 2 to 3 weeks.
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Get the Card It's the Law

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