Saturday, August 30, 2008

Marine Certification

Canada will soon require that all boaters obtain a 'Pleasure Craft Operator Card' certifying their knowledge of boats and the rules of the water, etc.

There are a number of accredited sites that allow you to take the test online. Transport Canada's rules for online certification require there be a non-relative proctor present at the time
All Pleasure Craft Operator Card exams must be monitored by a test Supervisor. The Supervisor ensures that the person taking the exam:
  • Has been identified correctly
  • Does not use reference materials related to boating or boating safety
  • Does not cheat
  • Does not manually copy the test questions
  • Does not communicate during the duration of the test
  • Does not save, print, copy or otherwise reproduce the exam
To be approved as a test Supervisor:
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must legally agree to BOATsmart! Canada’s Supervisor Rules and Procedures
  • You CANNOT be related to the person taking the exam. You cannot be the child, grandchild, sibling, husband, wife, parent, or grandparent of the person taking the exam.
  • You DO NOT require a Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • You DO NOT require boating experience
  • Supervisor registration is FREE

What would be the federation assurance version of a 'non-relative'? Another vendor? A customer?

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