The 50-question multiple choice exam meets the USCG requirements for the Upgrade to Master 100 gross tons, near coastal examination requirements. Some exam questions may include subject matter covered in the OUPV course or knowledge you should have as the holder of an OUPV license. A pool of review questions is available at the end of the course.
This online course is based on a 24 hour in-person course.
Internet access is required. The preferred web browser is Google Chrome, but you may use Edge or Safari if necessary.
The course satisfies all examination requirements for upgrade of a merchant mariner credential from OUPV Near Coastal, or Great Lakes and Inland, or Inland Waters to a credential of Master of Vessels of less than 100 gross registered tons upon Near Coastal, or Great Lakes & Inland, or Inland Waters; OR, increase the scope of a credential of Master of Vessels of less than 100 gross registered tons upon Great Lakes and Inland, or Inland Waters to Master of Vessels of less than 100 gross registered tons upon Near Coastal Waters. The course completion certificate issued upon successful completion of this course is valid for one application which results in the issuance of an endorsement(s) and may not be used thereafter for application transactions.
This course consists of one written exam: Upgrade OUPV to Master 100 Gross Tons. This exam contains 50 questions and requires a 70% passing score. The written exam can be taken online through HALO° Exams. You will receive 3 attempts for your exam. If you fail all 3 attempts, you must pay a retake fee of $50.00.