This course provides training to mariners seeking their US Coast Guard Operators License as Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV), which is also called the 6 Pack license upon Great Lakes, Inland and/or Near Coastal waters as specified in 46 CFR Part 11. This course satisfies both the theoretical and examination requirements listed in 46 CFR 11.910, Table 11.910-2. The OUPV course is principally intended for candidates for licensing as Operators of Uninspected Passenger Vessels. Ideally, students attending this course should have completed a minimum period of one year underway on vessels, with ninety days of that experience acquired during the three years previous to enrollment, and preferably have gained some experience of watch standing on the relevant waters. This course is also valuable to individuals operating vessels on the water who may not be seeking U.S. Coast Guard licenses, or whose experience is not up to the minimum requirements established under ideal conditions. In most cases, the students for each course will normally have backgrounds that meet or exceed the ideal entry standards stated above, although entry standards can be adjusted to suit the particular circumstances.
Course subjects include: Navigation Rules, Shiphandling, Watchkeeping, Safety, Communications, Charts & Publications, Maritime Law, Small Engine Operations, Coastal Navigation, Weather, Marlinespike Seamanship and Vessel Nomenclature.
This online course is based on an 80 hour in-person course.
Provided Equipment (mailed at no cost to students in the continental U.S.)
- 1 Block Island Training Chart
- 1 Long Island Training Chart
- 1 Chesapeake Bay Training Chart
- Introduction to Navigation textbook
- Exam resource textbook
Additional Required Equipment
- 1 6″ Dividers (available through West Marine and Amazon)
- 1 12″ Parallel Rulers (available through West Marine and Amazon)
- 1 set of 2 Triangles (available through West Marine and Amazon)
- TI-30 Scientific Calculator
- Pencils and Erasers
Internet access is required. The preferred web browser is Google Chrome, but you may use Edge or Safari if necessary.