USCG OUPV / 6-Pack Online Course

Learn and study on your own time for your OUPV (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels) Captain’s Licence.

Anytime

56.5 hours

$ 495

Why this course:


Get Your Professional Captains License to Operate Uninspected Vessels with up to 6 Passengers and 100 Gross Tons

The US Coast Guard OUPV (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels) License allows boaters to operate an uninspected vessel of up to 100 Gross Tons. Often referred to as a six-pack license, the certification allows captains to operate boats carrying up to six passengers.

Learn and Test with Us!

Our 56.5 hours of curriculum prepare you for the USCG Exam – which you take with us – to achieve a completion certificate to complete your Merchant Marine Credential.

How our Online Courses work:

  1. Register by selecting the self-guided Online Course.
  2. Upon registering, you will receive course login directions and details via email.
  3. Order your course materials of Charts, Divider, Ruler, and Champmans (list emailed upon checkout)
  4. Participate in the entire course.
  5. Register for your USCG Exam with us and if you need more preparation, sign up for one of our Exam Preparation sessions.
  6. Take and pass your exam with us using our digitial proctoring software on your own device.
  7. Receive your Course Completion Certificate.
  8. Fill out your USCG application using our student application guide.
  9. Send your application and certificate to the Coast Guard.
  10. Get your Captain’s License!

Course Pre-Requisites:

In order to participate in the OUPV (Six-Pack) course the following criteria must be met:

  • The candidate must be 18 years of age to enroll in a Master’s course
  • All candidates must have a firm understanding of the English language

Required Sea-time

  • 360 days of sea time experience
  • Each day of experience is defined by a minimum of 4 hours underway
  • Only one day can be logged for every calendar day
  • 90 of the 360 days must be outside the “boundary” line used for licensing purposes.
  • 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

Next step: Register for your USCG Exam with us

Soon we will have the capability to administer exams on behalf of the USCG using a digital exam proctoring software. Check back for more on this in the coming weeks! Presently, exams can be taken in person at our Middletown, RI facility.

Remote Exam:

Take the USCG Exam on your own time from the ease of your home using our remote monitoring proctoring service.

You must have a Mac or Windows computer with a camera and microphone.

Remote Exam COMING SOON

In-Person Exam:

Take it with us in person during our monthly Saturday sessions.

Upcoming Dates:

Need some help before your exam?

If you need some extra practice before the exam, join one of our Captain Trainers for to learn some best practices, common mistakes, and get your questions answered. This is a chance to sharpen the skills so you are ready for either your Master 25/50/100 Exam or OUPV (6-Pack).

Upcoming Dates: