Assistance Towing Endorsement

Get your Assistance Towing Endorsement with a Confident Captain Instructor!

Individually Scheduled

4 hours

$ 125

Why this course:

The Assistance Vessel Towing Endorsement

Confident Captain’s 4 hour U.S. Coast Guard-approved course allows a USCG Master, Mate, or OUPV license holder to tow disabled vessels commercially. Towing endorsement courses are best when scheduled to coincide with a Captain’s course and exam. You will work with your instructor to schedule the endorsement course. 

Endorsement courses may be held via Zoom. The written endorsement exam can be taken with the regular Captain’s Exam and is included in the endorsement registration fee. 

How our Online Courses work:

If the endorsement is to be conducted online, you will be sent a Zoom link to participate in this 4 hour-course prior to taking your exam with us.

Course Pre-Requisites:

In order to participate in the Assistance Towing Endorsement the following criteria must be met:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have a firm understanding of the English language
  • Completed OUPV or Master’s course and examination (or be a current USCG License holder)

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.


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: