Presented by TRLMI
Any applicant who has successfully completes this course within one year of application will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(j)(1) for original issuance, 46 CFR 10. 227(e)(1)(iii) for renewal, and 46 CFR 10.227(i) for reissuance for any one the following endorsements: Master of vessels of less than 100 GRT (Near Coastal, or Great Lakes & Inland, or Inland Waters); OR Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) (Near Coastal, or Great Lakes & Inland, or Inland Waters).A course certificate may be used for one application which results in the issuance of an endorsement and may not be used for any application transactions thereafter.
This two-week U.S. Coast Guard approved Captain's Course meets the written examination requirement for the following National endorsements:
Master of vessels less than 100 Gross Registered Tons (Near Coastal, or Great Lakes & Inland, or Inland Waters)
Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) (Near Coastal, or Great Lakes & Inland, or Inland Waters).
The course certificate may be used for one application which results in the issuance of an endorsement and may not be used for any application transactions thereafter. In other words, if you are issued an OUPV after submitting this certificate to the NMC with your license application, and in the future you want to upgrade to a Master Near Coastal, you may not reuse that certificate with your future application. You must at that time complete new exam requirements to upgrade from OUPV to Master, in that case.
Upon registering, we will mail you the following required books for this course with instructions on what to study: (3) Maritime Institute Captain Course textbooks, and (1) U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Rules & Regulations Handbook also known as the "Rules of the Road" handbook. We highly advise that students register for this course at least one month in advance to allow adequate time to study and review these books in advance.
You will be loaned the following required tools in-class for the duration of the course: A set of plotting tools that includes a roll plotter, triangle, compass/dividers, a basic non-programmable calculator, and our navigational study aid "Mariner's Guide to Rules of the Road." These tools will all be loaned to you during class, but you are welcome to bring your own or purchase them from us to keep.
This course is held for two weeks, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, with approx. 2-5 hours of homework every night and on the weekends. Final examinations are taken in-class on the last day of class.
You should ensure you are aware of the U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center requirements for a license/endorsement, prior to enrolling in a course. Please visit our license requirements page to review some of the important requirements for a national OUPV or Master Less than 100 Tons credential; and more importantly, refer to the USCG National Maritime Center website. Our staff can help answer your questions about which level of license you may qualify for.