USCG OUPV to Master Online Course

Learn and study on your own time to upgrade your Captain’s Licence.

Anytime

23.5 hours

$ 395

Why this course:


Get Your Professional Captains License to upgrade up to 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 and exam 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.

Learn and Test with Us!

Our 23.5 hours of curriculum prepare you for the USCG Upgrade Exam – which you take with us – to achieve a completion certificate to complete your upgraded 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 course the following criteria must be met:

  • 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

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

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: