OUPV Inland License: The OUPV Inland license is restricted to operation shoreward of the boundary line, excluding the Great Lakes. As a general rule, the U.S. Boundary Line follows coastal shorelines and across the entrances to small bays, inlets, and rivers. This license is valid on uninspected vessels to 100 gross tons.
- This license requires at least 360 days of Documented Experience in the operation of vessels, with 90 of the 360 days occurring in the last three years. Experience gained prior to 15 years of age may not be counted.
- The Six-pack Inland License can be upgraded to a Near Coastal License once 90 days experience seaward of the U.S. Boundary has been achieved.
OUPV Great Lakes & Inland: 360 total with at least 90 days service on the Great Lakes.
OUPV Near Coastal: This license is valid on vessels up to 100 gross tons and out to 100 nautical miles.
The OUPV Near Coastal License also requires at least 360 days of documented experience in the operation of vessels, 90 of which must be gained seaward of the boundary line. Ninety of the 360 days must be in the last three years. Experience gained prior to the age of 15 will not be counted.
Note: Sea Service experience can be counted on your own vessel. A Small Vessel Sea Service Form and proof of ownership are required. Experience on other people’s vessels can also be counted. In this instance, to verify experience claimed and vessel details, a completed Sea Service Form with the owner’s signature must accompany the application.
Additional Requirements Include:
- Obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC Card)
- Minimum age: 18 years old
- Pass a Physical Examination
- Take a Drug Test unless enrolled in a USCG – approved random drug program for at least 60 of the last 185 days, and with no failure or refusal to participate in a chemical test for dangerous drugs
- CPR/First Aid Card
- U.S. Citizenship, permanent resident “Green Card,” or other work visa.
- Provide Three Character References
- Completed USCG Original License Application Package
Operators of inspected passenger vessels are required to have this license. The license allows the operator to carry more than 6 passengers. Typical employment opportunities include charter boats, sailboats, ferries, excursion boats and whale watch boats. The vessel size will be limited to 25, 50 or 100 gross tons (GT), depending on your experience.
Cost is $1095 for the OUPV and an additional $395 for the Master’s. Space will be limited due to the comprehensive nature of the material and one-on-one instruction.
Masters Training schedule is
March 21 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
March 23 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
March 26 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.