100/200 Ton Captains Licensing

Take the Exams with Us! These are “in lieu of exam” courses, which means you take the USCG exams at our school. This provides you the opportunity to relax, test in a familiar environment where you’ve been practicing, and reduce the stress of testing. Successful completion of our course earns you a certificate that you take to the USCG.

Our Master License courses offer two weeks of classroom instruction by professional, licensed captains. We don’t simply “teach to the test”. Our instructors provide the highest quality classroom instruction, giving you the skills and knowledge needed to operate a vessel with confidence. The Compass Courses staff can help guide you through the whole process, including documenting your sea time and assistance with the application process.

100 Ton Master Inland/Near Coastal: This is the course for you whether you are working as a deckhand and looking to make your way into the wheelhouse, or you own your own vessel and are interested in operating private charters. Our 100 Ton License course is 80 hours, runs two weeks, Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm and covers:

* Rules of the Road
* Navigation and Chart Plotting
* Deck General
* Deck Safety & Environmental Protection
* Navigation General

Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV)
Our 100 Ton Captains course is also approved to meet the requirements for Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) commonly known as a Six Pack license.

What does this mean to you?  A Near Coastal license may be closer than you think.
With only 90 days of Near Coastal sea service and at least 360 days total sea service, you should be eligible for an OUPV Near Coastal license.  Should you want to work as an operator of a small charter vessel off the coast you can.  (The vessel must, however, not be inspected, be less than 100 GRT carrying a maximum of 6 passengers and remaining within 100NM of the US.)

Special Note- If you have been approved by the USCG for a 100 Ton Master/ 150 Ton Mate license you will need to take the 200 Ton Master course to fulfill the exam requirements of the 150 Ton Mate rating.

The Scuttlebutt:

 Any applicant who has successfully completed you Master 100 Tons course and presents you Certificate of Training within on year of the completion of training, will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.205(f) for original issuance, 46 CFR 10.227(d)(8)(i)(B) for renewal, and 46 CFR 10.227(g) for reissuance, of a merchant mariner endorsement as Master or Mate of not more than 100 gross tons Upon Near Coastal, or Great Lakes & Inland, or Inland Waters, OR, Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) Upon Near Coastal, or Great Lakes & Inland, or Inland Waters. 

200 Ton Master Inland/Near Coastal: Our 200 Ton License course follows directly on the footsteps of our 100 Ton License course with an additional three days. Here you will complete and exam on the additional required subjects. This course will cover:

* Rules of the Road
* Navigation and Chart Plotting
* Deck General
* Deck Safety & Environmental Protection
* Navigation General

Special Note- If you have been approved by the USCG for a 100 Ton Master/ 150 Ton Mate license you will need to take this course to fulfill the exam requirements of the 150 Ton Mate rating.

The Scuttlebutt:

Any applicant who successfully completed our 106 ¼ – hour Master 200 Tons course and who presents our Certificate of Training within one year of completion of training, will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.205(f) for original issuance, 46 CFR 10.227(d)(8)(i)(C) for renewal, and 46 CFR 10.227(g) for reissuance of a license as Master of Steam or Motor Vessel of Not More Than 200 Gross Tons (except Oceans).

Compass Courses is the best maritime school in the United States, we are continually pleased at the outstanding students that pass their courses and become the sea’s next best!

- Dr. Paul Martin