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Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (6 Pack)
Classroom or Online

Highest Passing Rate In The Indusry

Our OUPV class goes well above the minimum USCG requirements. This class is for mariners who really intend to work in the yachting , ferry, or charter boat industry. The instructors have real world experience and will help you to become knowledgeable about the requirements in the real world as well as the requisite knowledge to pass the USCG exam. Our instructors are available during the two week course for additional one on one tutoring at no extra cost. Many students will come in to the class room several hours prior to class time for some extra help or to do some practice exams. You will also have unlimited access to our online course content which includes recorded videos of the entire course including videos of every chart plotting question used in the course. This is a great added value and gives you 24/7 ability to review any aspect of the course at your own pace.

This 72 Hour class to obtain an entry level license covers the 4 subjects required on the USCG exam.  Those subjects include Collision Regulations, Chart Plotting & Coastal Navigation, Navigation General, and Deck General.

OUPV Class begins on or around the first Monday of most every month. Classes are held over two consecutive weeks.  Classes are Monday thru Friday 6-10PM and 830AM-530PM on Saturday and Sunday.  The final USCG exam is given on the 2nd Sunday.

Classes are limited to 16 students.

Cost: $1200 per student ($200 deposit required to reserve a spot)

* There are no hidden fees - All books, charts, tools, and exams are            included. 


        License Description

  • The OUPV license allows the transport of up to six passengers (12 in the USVI) on an uninspected vessel in US waters. OUPV is a domestic license and is endorsed for Inland or Near Coastal Waters.  Near Coastal endorsements will allow you to operate up to 100 miles off shore. The boats you will operate are generally referred to as 6-pack boats.   


​        Eligibility Requirements

  •  USCG Application

  •  Age: 18 years old

  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident.

  • Sea Experience:

       OUPV Inland 360 days* operating a small vessel. 90 days of the 360 must be within the last 3 years.

       OUPV Near Coastal 360 days* operating a small vessel 90 days of the 360 must be upon near coastal waters beyond                       the Boundary Line. 90 days of the 360 must be within the last 3 years.

  • * A "day" is defined as more than 4 hours away from the dock.

  • Must complete a USCG approved OUPV course or pass the USCG OUPV exam.

  • Must complete a USCG approved First Aid / CPR course within 1 year prior to submitting an application.

  • Must obtain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card).

  • Must complete a DOT physical and drug screen not more then 6 months prior to submitting an application.

  • Pay all applicable fees to the USCG ($145 for an original license).

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