The OUPV (6-pack) Captain’s License allows you to take up to six passengers for hire on uninspected vessels up to 100 gross tons/100 miles offshore. The license will allow you the opportunity to earn money on the water while doing something you love. Please note that Non U.S. Citizens may be restricted to undocumented vessels with a 5 net ton limit.
Sea Service Requirements
Depending on Sea Service experience, this course will qualify the student in one of two formats:
OUPV Inland License
requires the minimum of 360 on water days of experience in the operation of vessels. This on water time may be counted from your 15th birthday. At least 90 of the 360 days must have occurred in the last three years. This license is good on vessels up to 100 gross tons. Captains carrying this license are restricted in the operation of vessels to within the Boundary Lines. The term “”Inland Waters”” refers to those waters shoreward of the boundary line.
OUPV Near Coastal License
This Online OUPV 6 Pack License Course is good on vessels up to 100 gross tons and out to 100 nautical miles. The OUPV Near Coastal License may also be obtained with a minimum of 360 days of documented Sea Service. A minimum of 90 days of this experience must be obtained on Near Coastal Waters. At least 90 of these days must be within the last three years.
Experience on other persons' vessels can also be counted however; a Sea Service form filled out and signed by the owner must accompany your USCG application verifying experience claimed and vessel details.
- 90 days in the past 3 years on any waters and vessels.
- Near Coastal - 360 days in the operation of vessels, 90 days of sea service must be on Ocean, Near Coastal or Great Lakes waters.
- Great Lakes - 360 days of service, 90 days of sea service must be operating vessels on Great Lakes waters.
- Note: you have up to one full year to meet the above USCG sea service prerequisites and submit your packet to the USCG after completing this course.
- Coast Guard Application Form (CG-719B)
- Sea Service Form (CG-719S)
- Physical Examination Report (CG-719K)
- Drug Test Report (5 Substance SAMSHA - CG-719-P)
- (Not required for CDL holders, Border Patrol Agents, active military, Law Enforcement)
- Three Character References
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Citizenship
- First Aid/CPR Certification
- User Fees (pay.gov)
- Atlantis Maritime Academy's Official Training Certificate
Atlantis Maritime Academy, Inc. has over 384 USCG approved testing sites located throughout the continental U.S. And the exact location for each test site is listed for registered students in the Student Resources Portal. Once you’ve completed all online course requirements you sign-into the student resource portal and choose the location of your choice for proctored testing. Just that simple! No additional fees or fees to re-schedule. Each student wishing to complete one of Atlantis Maritime Academy’s approved courses is required to pass a proctored pencil/paper multiple choice exam to receive a Certificate of Completion. This Certificate of Completion will be accepted by the Coast Guard in lieu of taking one of their exams for licensing purposes.
If a student fails one or more of the paper final test, he or she may test twice without delay of the failed paper final test. Those who do not pass a test after three attempts they must wait a period of 45 days to retest. The student will be required to complete the entire course prior to being allowed another three attempts at each module. In this case, the student must retest and pass all exam paper final tests.
Testing available each week Monday – Friday. Some locations offer Saturday. (except holidays) you must complete all online requirements before we start the testing process.
We boast a 98% pass rate since 2009
Students can test for six pack, endorsements and upgrades the same day.
There are no additional charges for changing a confirmed proctored test date. All our students will be able to test within their community selected and listed on registration. No traveling long distances to test!