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UGCG Approved Online OUPV / Six-Pack Captain’s License and Endorsements with Mariners Learning System (MLS)


Founded in 2002 and located in Pennington, NJ, Mariners Learning System (MLS) provides U.S. Coast Guard Certified Licensing Courses with flexible online training. With more than 25,000 students enrolled, a success rate of over 98%, and the flexibility to study at your own pace, Mariners Learning System™ is one the best choice for obtaining your Captain’s License and is very popular among license aspirants. You may take a 24-hour free trial to start with.

The U.S. Coast Guard Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV/Six-pack Captain's License) is essential for individuals interested in conducting fishing and sailing charters, operating dive boats, or leading sightseeing tours. This license permits the holder to transport up to six paying passengers on uninspected vessels of up to 100 gross tons (typically 75-90 feet). Different licenses are available based on experience level and specific restrictions.

 The MLS American Hero Fund offers financial aid to members of the U.S. military, veterans, police officers, firefighters, and first responders who aspire to obtain a 6-pack/OUPV license.

  • The OUPV Inland License is restricted to operation shoreward of the boundary line (lakes, bays, rivers, sounds), excluding the Great Lakes. This license requires at least 360 days of documented experience in the operation of vessels, with 90 of the 360 days occurring in the last three years.
  • OUPV Great Lakes & Inland License has an endorsement for Great Lakes and requires 360 days of documented experience in the operation of vessels with 90 days service on the Great Lakes.
  • OUPV Near Coastal License enables one to cruise up to 100 miles offshore, Great Lakes and inland waters of the U.S. and its territories. This license requires 360 days of documented experience and 90 of which must be gained seaward of the boundary line.

OUPV Captain's License Requirements

    • Age: 18 years
    • TWIC Card
    • Physical Examination taken within 12 months
    • Drug Test taken within 6 months 
    • CPR/First Aid training taken within 12 months
    • Completion of the course approved by the Coast Guard (Six-pack/OUPV)
    • Complete a USCG original license application package
    • U.S. citizen or be able to show lawful admittance to the U.S. for permanent residence if not a citizen.

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MLS OUPV / Six-pack Program Online

Captain's License Program Outline

  • OUPV/Six-pack Captain's License Online: The OUPV/Six-Pack is the most popular of the captain's license courses and is required for those who wish to operate fishing, sailing charters SCUBA diving boat, or offer cruise tours. The MLS OUPV/Six-pack Captain's License is Coast Guard Approved and the captain’s licensing courses are online. The course can be taken at home or on the go with flexible and convenient training at your schedule.
  • Training: By providing a methodical, well-organized program of professionally produced - on-demand lectures online, videos, and companion materials, the students are able to absorb and retain what they have learned.
  • Subjects: Navigational-Rules-of-the-Road, Aids to Navigation & Chart Plotting, Electronic Navigation, Characteristics of Weather Systems, and Lifesaving Equipment & Safety.
  • Exam Modules: Rules-of-the-Road (50 questions with 90% pass score); Plotting (10 questions with 90% pass score; Navigation General (50 questions with 70% pass score); and Deck General (50 questions with 70% pass score).
  • Online License Testing: Mariners Learning System was the first company in the country to receive the Coast Guard approval to offer online testing upon online course completion. Once you pass our online proctored exam, you will receive a certificate recognized by the United States Coast Guard. You may submit this certificate within one year with your license application package to get your license.
  • Towing Endorsement: The Towing Endorsement is required if you will be engaged in towing a disabled vessel for payment.
  • Tools & Guides: Apart from the Digital Edition of the course, Hardcopy Study Guides and Chart Plotting Tools are also available additionally.
  • License Application Process: Coast Guard Merchant OUPV/6pack Mariner Credential application process. Complimentary 2-Year online license consultancy membership MM-SEAS PRO with Captains License programs. MM-SEAS PRO gives you unlimited access to US Coast Guard Licensing experts via phone or video. It's like having a specialist by your side when you are ready to apply for your license. MM-SEAS Licensing Software makes documenting sea time, understanding license requirements, and keeping track of expirations easy through interactive checklists.
  • OUPV Captain / Master Current Job Opportunities: Please check for the latest job opportunities for licensed captains and masters.
  • Military Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members, and First Responders Scheme - American Hero Fund for OUPV (Six-Pack) Licenses.
  • Free Trial: With MLS, you can take the approved USCG OUPV Captain's or 25/50/100 Ton Master License course 24-hour Free Trial. No CC rquired.


MLS Course Package

  • OUPV / Six Pack Captain's License online course
  • 12 months of access
  • Final online exam
  • Long Island Sound training chart
  • Official test packet for the chart plotting exam
  • 2-Year MM-SEAS PRO online USCG application software & unlimited access to Licensing experts via phone or video


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