USCG licensing Courses


"Live your life by a compass, not a clock."

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OUPV "6-pack" Licensing --- $795.00

60-hour USCG approved course to obtain your oupv license. With this license will allow you to carry up to 6 passengers for hire on a vessel, up to 100GT. This type of license is perfect for fishing, hunting and dive charter captains! Use the checklist to determine if you meet the requirements for this license.

Are you prepping for a ocean race, vessel delivery or just going on a long distance cruising adventure? This is also a great course if your looking to learn more about vessel operation, safety and emergency preparedness.


Oupv to master upgrade --- $ cost depends on scope

These courses are aimed at individuals who need the flexibility to carry more than 6 passengers for-hire on inspected or un-inspected vessels. Many commercial companies require this license, at minimum, to be considered for a position.

The license that you qualify for depends on the amount and the location of your sea time. Your tonnage specification depends on the size of the vessels that you have operated. You can view that requirements for each license by clicking on the USCG check-lists below. Inland/Great Lakes - 14 hours; Near Coastal - 20 hours 

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Add-ons 

  • Coastal Towing Endorsement --- $115
  • Sailing Auxiliary Endorsement (sailing experience required) --- $115
  • Marine Radio Operators --- $ TBD
  • USCG Approved Red Cross First Aid & CPR --- $ TBD
  • Application Review --- $50
  • Drug Consortium membership --- $ depends on need

USCG licensing courses are offered in partnership with Explorer's Guide LLC