100 Ton Captain's 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 and test in a familiar environment where you’ve been practicing. 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 to give you the skills and knowledge needed to operate a vessel with confidence. Our staff will help guide you through the whole process, including documenting your sea time and assisting you in the application process.

100 Ton Master Inland/Near Coastal: This is the course for you if you're working as a deckhand, 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 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), 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 Captain's 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. This license allows you to work as an operator of a small charter vessel off the coast. (The vessel must, however, not be inspected, be less than 100 GRT carrying a maximum of 6 passengers, and remain within 100NM of the U.S.)

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.

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