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US Coast Guard Courses for Captain's License

Get your Coast Guard Captain's License!

Save yourself months of preparation time by letting Modern Sailing School & Club lead you through the USCG Captain's licensing process. We are a Coast Guard-approved training facility, which means we can administer the licensing exam, saving you the hassle and red tape of dealing with a regional exam center.

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 USCG OUPV License. The OUPV License allows you to take up to 6 passengers for hire on an uninspected vessel.

Masters' 50 or 100 Ton License - The 100 Ton Master's USCG 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

Visit our USCG CAPTAIN'S LICENSE COURSE SCHEDULE page for more information about course dates and pricing.

 

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Testimonials

  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

    I would definitely recommend Modern Sailing to anyone who is interested in learning to sail the right way.

  • 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.

  • John Kratochvil, Oregon

    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

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Sausalito Location
2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-8250
(800) 995-1668

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