USCG Captain’s License – OUPV /6-Pack

2021 Dates:

Self Guided Online Course Anytime

Exams in Newport, RI:

  • February 13, 2021
  • March 13, 2021
  • April 10, 2021
  • May 8, 2021

Instructor Led Course over Zoom with Exam in Newport, RI

  • March 1-10th Exam: 13th
  • April 5-14th Exam 17th

COST: Self Guided Online: $495
Instructor Led Course $1095

DURATION: 56 hours

About USCG Captain’s License – OUPV /6-Pack Course

Two options to take this course at this time: Self-Guided Online Course as needed or an Instructor Led Course held over Zoom. All exams are in person.

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.

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!

Confident Captain’s 6-Pack Captains License program calls for 56 hours of training, offered either online only at this time with an in-house exam. Once the program and in-house examination are complete the student will receive a certificate of completion and will be able to obtain their OUPV license without taking the Coast Guard exam

Add Endorsements

Endorsements courses are held via Zoom the week of a Captain’s exam. You can sign up when you register or purchase them later on our Course Extras page. 

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

“The class structure fit great into my current work schedule and daily life. I needed class that offered online learning with some classroom instruction”

Captain Charles Wood

Course Outline

Confident Captain is adapting to bring you the tools to study for your USCG OUPV/6-Pack License right from the comfort of your own home on your own time or with more structure.

How Instructor Led Courses Work Amid COVID-19

  1. Sign up for course dates
  2. A link to Zoom will be sent to you by your instructor
  3. Course lectures will be conducted over Zoom each day from 8:30am-4pm with breaks for assignments
  4. Sit for your exam in-person with us on the last day of the course in Newport, RI

How Self Guided Online Courses Work

  1. Register by choosing between the self-guided online course.
  2. You may register for your desired exam date and location at this point. Alternatively, you may decide to wait until you have had a chance to finish the course. That choice is yours.
  3. Upon registering, within 24 hours you will receive course login information and details via email from your Captain Instructor.
  4. Participate in the entire course and if you need help, you can sign up for tutoring with your Captain Instructor. (Extra fees apply)
  5. Take and pass your exam with us.
  6. Receive your Course Completion Certificate.
  7. Fill out your USCG application using our student application guide.
  8. Send your application and certificate to the Coast Guard.
  9. Get your Captain’s License!

Course Assistance

Online students can email and even set up video conference calls for assistance with this course for an additional per hour fee. 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.