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We are proud to offer an online and in-person Captain's course built from the ground up by our New England based Pro Captains. All exams are taken with us!

Working on the water is hard. It's a lot harder if you don't have the proper training. Our Captain’s courses are designed by Captains for Captains. Whether you are sitting for your 6-Pack license to run fishing trips or your Master's license to run passenger's vessels, Confident Captain’s team of professionals can help you take your career to the next level. We offer no-fuss, well-organized and easy to understand training that lasts a lifetime!

Self Guided Online Course: Anytime

Trainer-Led In-Peron Course: November 1 – 12 at our facility in Middletown, RI

Exams in Middletown, RI:

  • November 13
  • December 11

Self Guided Online Course: Anytime

Trainer-Led In-Person Course: November 1 – 9 at our facility in Middletown, RI

Exams in Middletown, RI:

  • November 13
  • December 11

Upcoming Saturday Exam Dates in Middletown, RI:

  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11

How Does it Work?

  1. Register for the OUPV or Master's Captain's course either online or in-person.
  2. Online only students 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. Participate in the entire course either In Person or Online.
  4. Online students have the option to purchase virtual tutoring hours.
  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!

Which Captain's license is right for me?

If you want to charter your personal boat or do small charters that carry fewer than 6 passengers then the OUPV Six-pack license would be your course. However, if you want to run any other vessel, including vessels that are inspected by the US Coast Guard to carry more than six passengers, cargo, or engage in other commercial trade, you need a Master’s license.

Your first Master’s license can be either 25, 50 or 100 gross tons. Our Master’s course is the same for each of these tonnages. The tonnage license that you receive from the USCG will depend on the size of the vessels that your sea-time has been served on. Visit this link for a more detailed description of which master’s license you qualify for.

Captain’s License Requirements

For US Captains

You are required to have at least 360 days on the water (90 in the past three years) to be eligible to get your US Coast Guard OUPV or Master 25/50/100GT Captain’s License.

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Additional USCG Courses

Still not sure which course is right for you? We can help!

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344 Aquidneck Avenue Middletown, RI 02840


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(401) 735-0100

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