OUPV/6 Pack Captain’s License
This is our 7 day/ 56 hr OUPV (6 pack) Captain’s License Course.
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Successful completion of this Captains License course and presenting this Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.903 (a)(24) for original issuance, 46 CFR 10.227(e)(1)(iii) for renewal, and 46 CFR 10.227(i)(1) for reissuance of a merchant mariner endorsement as Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) Upon Near Coastal, or Great Lakes and Inland, or Inland Waters. The course completion certificate issued upon successful completion of this course is valid for one application which results in the issuance of an endorsement(s) and may not be used for future application transactions.
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Testing is done right here at our training center. No need to test with the Coast Guard.
Mariners who qualify can upgrade their Merchant Mariner Credential to a Masters License
The OUPV License is issued in two forms:
Requires at least 360 days experience in the operation of vessels. 90 of the 360 days must be in the last 3 years. Experience gained prior to the age of 16 will not be counted.
This license is good on vessels less than 100 gross tons.
- This license is restricted to operation within the Boundary Lines ( as described in the USCG application package) excluding the Great Lakes. This license is good on uninspected vessels less than 100 gross tons.
- This license can be upgraded to a OUPV Near Coastal once you have achieved 90 days experience outside the Boundary Lines.
Captains License-Near Coastal
This license also requires at least 360 days experience in the operation of vessels, 90 of which must be gained outside the Boundary Lines.
90 of the 360 days must be in the last 3 years. Experience gained prior to the age of 14 will not be counted. This license is good on vessels less than 100 gross tons.
Experience can be counted on your own vessel. A letter and proof of ownership are required. Experience on other persons’ vessels can also be counted however, a letter from the owner to a sea service form signed by the owner must accompany the application verifying experience claimed and vessel details.