US Coast Guard Courses

 

Get your Coast Guard Captain's License!

Stan Lander teaches Modern Sailing's Coast Guard Merchant Marine Licensing CourseSave yourself months of preparation time by letting Modern Sailing School & Club lead you through the Coast Guard licensing process. We are an approved training facility, which means we can administer the licensing exam, saving you the headache and red tape of dealing with a regional exam center.

Instructor, Captain Stan Lander - This course is taught by Retired Lt. Commander Stan Lander. During his Coast Guard career, Stan was assigned to ships and duty stations in some of the world's most highly traveled cruising areas, including the Chesapeake Bay, Puerto Rico, and Miami, Florida. While serving on the USCG Cutters Morganthau and Northland, he engaged in both rescue and maritime law enforcement actions in the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Eastern Pacific, NW Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

License Information and Requirements

OUPV License - The Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (also known as the Six Pack License) course prepares you to meet the qualification requirements for a US Coast Guard OUPV License. The OUPV License allows you to take up to 6 passengers for hire on an uninspected vessel.

100 Ton License - The 100 Ton Master's License course prepares you to meet the qualification requirements for a US Coast Guard Masters License in Near Coastal waters. The Master's License is awarded in 3 different tonnage categories: 25, 50 and 100 tons. The 100-ton license will allow you to operate commercial inspected vessels.

Coast Guard License Requirements - After you take the course and sit the exam, you have one year to complete all your requirements - sea service and personal. While this course will prepare you for the extensive testing which is required, it is your responsibility to meet the requirements listed below:

  • US Citizenship required for Master's License
  • Alien Resident Card required for OUPV License
  • Seatime (OUPV is 360 Days, Master's License is 720 Days, 90 days have to be within the last 3 years)
  • License Application
  • Conviction Record
  • Physical Examination
  • Drug Test
  • First Aid / CPR Training
  • Personal References
     

Schedule

The OUPV and 100 Ton Master License courses are 56 and 80 hours, respectively. They are offered in 2 different formats: a work friendly format (meeting on the weekends and week nights) and a 2 week intensive format.

$995 for OUPV (members pay $895)
$1195 for 100-ton (members pay $1095)
 

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Testimonials

  • Ray Arceneaux

    The vessel was clean and in fine condition - very nice boat for training, well-equipped.

  • Mike, Santa Rosa, California

    All of the courses and my instructors (JT and Stan) were extremely professional and full of knowledge and experience. I found I was able to learn from their experiences beyond the scope of the courses, and look forward to future opportunities to do so. I would highly recommend Modern Sailing to anyone.

  • John Kipping

    The meeting room was quite adequate and the location most convenient, but the course outline and instruction were outstanding. Modern Sailing is fortunate to have such a well organized instructor in Mr. Stan Lander who teaches very well from a rich professional background. Mr. Lander was generous with his time and patiently in helping students who needed more attention or time in understanding various aspects of the curriculum.

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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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