Licensing a pleasure craft: Apply

No fee

When you’ve gathered your supporting documents, you may apply for a pleasure craft licence online or through the mail.

Apply online

The application process will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Be sure to have your documents prepared in an electronic format before you begin.

Each document must meet the following requirements:

  • resolution: 300 DPI
  • maximum file size: 5 MB
  • file format: PDF, JPG, TIFF or PNG


Apply by mail

  1. Download and complete the Application for Pleasure Craft Licence form (includes instructions) [PDF, 2.19 MB]
  2. Attach the documents you need to include
  3. Mail your application and documents to:

Pleasure Craft Licensing Centre
PO Box 2006
Fredericton NB E3B 5G4

How long it will take to process your application

View the Pleasure Craft licensing service standards

Contact us

Office of Boating Safety
Toll-free telephone: 1-800-267-6687