The License School, launched by the California Maritime Academy in 2001 is designed to meet the needs of the smaller vessel approved courses, including testing at the Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV), 100 Ton and 200 Ton levels. Other classes include Towing and Sail Endorsement.
The OUPV license is the entry-level operator or master’s license issued by the Coast Guard. Familiarly known as the “Six-pack”, it authorizes the holder to operate an uninspected vessel carrying no more than six passengers for hire. The OUPV is ideal for recreational boaters who wish to charter their vessels and it is the first license for professional mariners who wish to subsequently be approved for 100 and 200 Ton licenses. Once you have received a certification of completion for The License School, you can apply directly to the Coast Guard for a license without further testing.
The License School is an important new resource for the West Coast maritime community. It was developed to satisfy the growing need for small vessel training. The California Maritime Academy has been training mariners since 1929 and boasts a vast pool of outstanding instructors.
The California Maritime Academy’s goal is to provide outstanding professional education, and to continuously expand course offerings as well as offer custom classes for groups and organizations.
The California Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University system, is one of six state maritime academies in the United States, and is the only maritime academy west of the Mississippi. It is a leader in the development of simulation-based training, maritime training, and leadership programs that are developed directly with industry needs in mind.
Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels
Examination included. Cost: $1050 (60 hours)
100 Ton Master Upgrade
Upgrade from OUPV to Master, 100 Ton. Examination Included. Cost: $550 (24 hours)
Small Vessel Towing Assistance endorsement. Not valid for Tug & Barge Operations.
Cost: $150 (4 hours)
Upgrade to Auxiliary Sail. Not required for OUPV.
Cost: $150 (4 hours)
Note: Course fees do not include course materials or administrative fees.