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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 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.

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 onr 100 Ton USCG 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 2021 USCG CAPTAIN'S LICENSE COURSE SCHEDULE page for more information about course dates and pricing.

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Testimonials

  • Trudy Flores

    Captain Jeff Cathers is really cool. I had such a great time on the Farallones Day Trip. It was actually my very best day of 2020. Thank you so much for coordinating the trip.

  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

  • Sara Jane G.

    I've taken two classes at MSS&C and was very happy with the program. This is also a great club with lots of opportunities for camaraderie and practice on the water. The boats in the fleet are fantastic and kept in tip-top shape. I highly recommend for all sailors and would-be sailors!

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