Online OUPV

The Captain School of Key West is offering the Six-Pack or “OUPV” License course in three different formats, On-line, Blended and Traditional Face to Face.

Our on-line course takes roughly 56 hours to complete with topics including:

  •  Rules of the Road
  • Use of navigation charts
  • Radio operation
  • Various survival techniques
  • Distress signaling
  • Boating terminology
  • Boat equipment
  • Emergency signaling devices
  • Use of personal flotation equipment
  • Seamanship
  • Anchoring
  • Aids to Navigation,
  • Vessel documentation
  • General navigation
  • Marlinespike seamanship
  • Firefighting and more

If you find that our online course does not work for your learning style, we welcome you to join us in one of our other course formats “just pay the difference”.

An OUPV “Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels” or USCG Six-Pack Captain’s License is required for those wishing to operate vessels for hire with no more than 6 paying passengers aboard.  This includes activities such as fishing, and sailing charters, dive boats, eco –tourism, on-water BnB’s and any other craft for hire.

After completing the course, we offer a comprehensive review (if you choose) and then you are ready to take our USCG approved exams. These tests are based on course materials that you learned in the on-line classroom.

Course Cost $655.00   This price includes:

  • Initial Testing Fees
  • A “Real” Chart of Key West used in actual navigation (not a 30 year old Training Chart of Block Island Sound)
  • Weems and Plath  Navigation tools
    • Ultra Light Divider/Compass
    • 12-inch Parallel Rule
  • Navigation Reference Manual with exerts from modern nautical pubs.
  • Unlimited access to online course for one year.
  • Access to Instructors via on-line classroom, email, teleconference and even old fashion phone when you need it.
  • Note: If you find that our on-line course does not fit your learning style we will roll your enrollment fees into one of our other course formats.

We are mentoring the modern mariner!