Available courses

This course is intended to increase the scope of a mariner's license from Master less than 100 tons to Master/Mate less than 200 tons.

Earn your Master Captain's License up to 100 tons.

One of Four Captain’s License Course Modules

Rules of the Road is one of four online modules that make up the Master/OUPV Captain’s License Course. The other three online modules are Navigation General, Chart Navigation, and Deck General. Buy them all at once or one at a time.

One of Four Captain’s License Course Modules

Navigation General is one of four online modules that make up the Master/OUPV Captain’s License Course. The other three online modules are Rules of the Road, Chart Navigation, and Deck General. Buy them all at once or one at a time.

One of Four Captain’s License Course Modules

Chart Navigation is one of four online modules that make up the Master/OUPV Captain’s License Course. The other three online modules are Rules of the Road, Navigation General, and Deck General. Buy them all at once or one at a time.

One of Four Captain’s License Course Modules

Deck General is one of four online modules that make up the Master/OUPV Captain’s License Course. The other three online modules are Rules of the Road, Navigation General, and Chart Navigation. Buy them all at once or one at a time.

Add an Endorsement to Your Captain’s License

The Towing Endorsement can be added to a current license or applied for at the same time as your original captain's license. A Towing Endorsement allows you to engage in commercial assistance towing within the scope of your license. It is the most common endorsement added to a Captain's License.

Add an Endorsement to Your Captain’s License

The Sailing Endorsement can be added to a current license or applied for at the same time as your original captain's license. Add the Sailing Endorsement to your captains license and take passengers sailing. You need a minimum or 180 days on a sailing vessel to earn the endorsement.

Become a Qualified Instructor

The Train the Trainer Online Module lets captains become instructors. Open a location in your area to teach courses and proctor exams for students earning their captain's license. The process is simple, take Train the Trainer, submit your a copy of your captain's license, get a site approved, start teaching course and proctoring exams!

Why Limit Yourself to Six Passengers?

Upgrade your OUPV to a Master Captain's License and create more job opportunities.

Why limit yourself to 100 Tons?

Upgrade your captain’s license to 200 tons.

Why Limit Yourself to Great Lakes and Inland Waters?

Increase the scope of your captain's license to include near coastal waters up to 200 miles offshore. Time on the Great Lakes counts towards your increase in scope.

Not enough Sea Service to Renew Your Captain's License?

Take the Captain's License Renewal Online Module instead of filling out sea service forms. The License Renewal is for those captains who do not have the 360 days of sea service required to renew their license or would like to by pass the sea service forms.

Get an AB

An able seaman (AB) is a Naval rating of the deck department of a merchant ship with more than two years’ experience at sea and considered “well acquainted with his duty”. An AB may work as a watchstander, a day worker, or a combination of these roles. Once a sufficient amount of sea time is acquired, then the AB can apply to take a series of courses/examinations to become certified as an officer.

This course covers what you need to know to get your captain's license in hand.

FCC Commercial Radio License 

Basic radio law and operating practice with which every maritime radio operator should be familiar. Questions concerning provisions of laws, treaties, regulations, and operating procedures and practices generally followed or required in communicating by means of radiotelephone stations.

General radiotelephone. Questions concerning electronic fundamentals and techniques required to adjust, repair, and maintain radio transmitters and receivers at stations licensed by the FCC in the aviation and maritime radio services.

Questions concerning specialized theory and practice applicable to the proper installation, servicing and maintenance of ship radar equipment in general use for marine navigational purposes.

GMDSS radio operating practices. Questions concerning GMDSS radio operating procedures and practices sufficient to show detailed practical knowledge of the operation of all GMDSS sub-systems and equipment; ability to send and receive correctly by radiotelephone and narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy; detailed knowledge of the regulations applying to radio communications, knowledge of the documents relating to charges for radio communications and knowledge of those provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea which relate to radio; sufficient knowledge of English to be able to express oneself satisfactorily both orally and in writing; knowledge of and ability to perform each function listed in §80.1081 of this chapter; and knowledge covering the requirements set forth in IMO Assembly Resolution on Training for Radio Personnel (GMDSS), Annex 3.

Restricted GMDSS radio operating practices. Questions concerning those GMDSS radio operating procedures and practices that are applicable to ship stations on vessels that sail exclusively in sea area A1, as defined in §80.1069 of this chapter, sufficient to show detailed practical knowledge of the operation of pertinent GMDSS sub-systems and equipment; ability to send and receive correctly by radio telephone and narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy; detailed knowledge of the regulations governing radio communications within sea area A1, knowledge of the pertinent documents relating to charges for radio communications and knowledge of the pertinent provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea; sufficient knowledge of English to be able to express oneself satisfactorily both orally and in writing; knowledge of and ability to perform each pertinent function listed in §80.1081 of this chapter; and knowledge covering the pertinent requirements set forth in IMO Assembly Resolution on Training for Radio Personnel (GMDSS), Annex 3.

Questions concerning the requirements set forth in IMO Assembly on Training for Radio Personnel (GMDSS), Annex 5 and IMO Assembly on Radio Maintenance Guidelines for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System related to Sea Areas A3 and A4.