Module 1: Introduction to OUPV / 6 Pack (.5 hours)

Course overview

Operate Uninspected Vessels with up to 6 Passengers and 100 Gross Tons

The US Coast Guard OUPV (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels) License allows boaters to operate an uninspected vessel of up to 100 Gross Tons. Often referred to as a six-pack license, the certification allows captains to operate boats carrying up to six passengers.

Operate Vessels Including:

  • High-speed ferries
  • Whale watching boats
  • Charter boats carrying over six passengers
  • Vessels of other sizes and capacities up to 100 tons

Order your course materials

Head over to Amazon or a local marine retailer to purchase the following:

  • Weems & Plath #176 Marine Navigation Ultralight Divider by Weems & Plath 
  • Weems & Plath Marine Navigation Parallel Ruler (Aluminum Arms, 15-Inch)
    by Weems & Plath 
    Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 67th Edition (Chapman Piloting and Seamanship) 
    by Chapman et al. 
    • (Note you can use other editions but page/ chapters numbers may be altered, refer to the Chapter title for reading material)
  • NOAA Training Chart: 12354TR – Long Island Sound
    by NOAA 
  • NOAA Training Chart: 13205 TR – Block Island Sound
    by NOAA 
  • NOAA Training Chart: 12221TR – Chesapeake Bay
    by NOAA 

To Complete this Course

To complete this course, you must: 

  • Finish all Coursework in every module including video lectures, readings, and quizzes
  • Schedule and Take your Final examination in person with Confident Captain
  • Complete the course within 6 months of starting the course

Completion of the course and exam does not guarantee your Captain’s License. As part of the requirements 46 CFR Part 10, you are further required to undertake:

  1. Physical and Drug Testing
  2. Submit Letters of reference
  3. Complete Sea service requirements

Should you have any questions regarding these additional requirements, contact our office.

Introduce Yourself

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