25/50/100 Ton Master's

Captain's License

Offered in the Classroom, Online, OR BOTH

Classroom: $1395 Online: $495

Hybrid: $995

Online: Flexible

Hybrid: 5 days

Live: 10 days

344 Aquidneck Ave.

Middletown, RI 02840

80 hours

  • Class Details 
  •  Prerequisites     
  • Steps After Course Completion
  • Online Course Details
Class Details 

Professional Captains License Ranging from 25-100 Gross Tons

The US Coast Guard Master 100 Gross Tons License allows its holder to captain any vessel up to 100 tons, regardless of whether or not it is inspected. Successful completion of our Master 100 GT course satisfies all 100 Ton educational requirements and prepares you to obtain a US Coast Guard-issued master’s license ranging from 25 to 100 GT.

Operate Vessels Including:

  • High-speed ferries
  • Whale watching boats
  • Charter boats carrying over six passengers
  • Vessels of other sizes and capacities up to 100 tons

Learn and Test with Us!

Through 80 hours of curriculum, supported by classroom training, you can achieve your completion certificate. The Confident Captain learning method properly prepares you for operating a variety of small to mid-sized vessels.

2020 Class Schedules:

Daytime Instructor: Capt. Kent Dresser

Nights/Weekends instructor: Capt. Tim  Fox

Daytime Classes are M-F 0930-1700 with the exam on the final Saturday. See the Dropdown menu for available dates.

2020 Nights and weekends Classes are as follows:

April/May 2020 - Nights and Weekends Course

Monday, April 6, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:00AM-5:00PM

Monday, April 13, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Monday, April 20, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00AM-5:00PM

Monday, May 4, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:00AM-5:00PM

Monday, May 11, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Wednesday, May 13, 2030 6:00PM-10:00PM

Monday, May 18, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:00AM-5:00PM

October/November 2020 - Nights and Weekends course

Monday, October 5, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:00AM-5:00PM

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM* Class Tuesday due to Columbus Day

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Monday, October 19, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:00AM-5:00PM

Monday, November 2, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Tuesday, November 4, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:00AM-5:00PM

Monday, November 9, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM* Class Tuesday due to Veterans Day

Monday, November 16, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00PM-10:00PM

Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:00AM-5:00PM


In order to participate in the course the following criteria must be met:

Required Sea-time

  • At least 360 days of sea time
  • Each day of experience is defined by a minimum of 4 hours underway. The US Coast Guard makes exceptions for professional mariners working several shifts in one day and those who live aboard. Learn more about documenting your sea time.

Master Inland and Master Inland/OUPV Prerequisites

  • 360 days of sea-time
  • 90 of the 360 days must be within the last three years
  • All experience must be obtained after the age of 13
  • 50% of the experience must be obtained after the age of 16 

Master Inland/Mate Near Coastal Prerequisites

  • 360 days of sea-time
  • 90 of the 360 days must be within the last 3 years
  • All experience must be obtained after the age of 13
  • 50% of the experience must be obtained after the age of 16
  • 180 of the 360 days must be outside the “boundary” line used for licensing purposes

Master Near Coastal (to 100NM offshore) Prerequisites

  • 720 days of sea-time
  • 90 of the 720 days must be within the last 3 years
  • All experience must be obtained after the age of 13
  • 50% of the experience must be obtained after the age of 16
  • 360 of the 720 days must be outside the “boundary” line used for licensing purposes

  • The candidate must be 19 years of age to enroll in a Master’s course
  • All candidates must have a firm understanding of the English language
Steps After Course Completion

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be required to submit the following paperwork and information to the US Coast Guard in order for his or her license to be commercially endorsed:

  • Physical examination
  • Drug test
  • TWIC card
  • First-Aid/CPR certified
  • Proof of US Citizenship
Online Course Details

Confident Captain brings you the tools to study for your USCG 25/50/100 Ton Captain's License right from the comfort of your own home on your own time.

How Online Courses Work

  • Book your course and pick your examination date and location
  • Order your course materials online via Amazon or local Marine retailer
  • Start digging into the module by module instruction
  • Sign up for virtual office hours if needed
  • Optionally hire a personal coach if needed (click here for more information)
  • Book your in-person exam at one of our many exam locations!

Course Assistance

Online students can email and even set up video conference calls for assistance with this course. Additionally, online students are also able to sign up for a Course Coach, who acts as a personal resource to the student when and if they need the extra help.

Additional Certifications for Captains:

Course Dates:

Add Endorsements:

Online Students: Sign up for an exam date

How Does it Work?
  1. Register for Course by choosing Dates below.
  2. You will receive details by email from your Instructor.
  3. Participate in the entire course.
  4. Take and pass your exam with us.
  5. Receive Course Completion Certificate.
  6. Fill out your USCG application using our Guide.
  7. Send your application and certificate to the Coast Guard.
  8. Get your Captain’s License.
How to Document Sea Time

In order to properly document sea time, candidates must fill out the Small Vessel Sea Service form and transfer all of their sea time information to this document. Please note that one form should be used for each vessel and that the owner, operator, or master must sign off on the time for the form to be valid. If the candidate is the owner of the vessel, he or she may sign off on his or her own sea time.

A day is defined as eight hours of watchstanding or day work, not to include overtime. On commercial vessels where a twelve-hour workday is authorized and practiced, such as on a six-on, six-off watch schedule, each workday may be considered for one and one-half days of service credit. Required sea service is specified in months or years, which are then converted to days, i.e., one year means 360 days and one month is 30 days. Service other than on deck is given half credit (e.g., 1 day credit for every 2 days served) and an approved training program may substitute for all except 30 days of the service requirement. On vessels of less than 100 gross tons, a day is considered as eight hours unless the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection determines that the vessel’s operating schedule makes this criteria inappropriate, in no case will this period be less than four hours.

Need Help?

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Contact us at captain@confidentcaptain.com

We also have a License Assistance Program to help you.

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344 Aquidneck Avenue Middletown, RI 02840


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