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OUPV Six-pack, Master up to 100 Ton & Upgrade and License Renewals with CPR/First Aid/AED Training Programs in Duluth MN

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Located at Duluth, Minnesota, Lake Superior Captain’s Academy provides Coast Guard approved captain’s classes and Testing. The classroom training programs include OUPV/Six-Pack, Master up to 100 Ton, Upgrade from OUPV to Master 25-100 Ton and License Renewals with CPR/First Aid/AED.

The academy is located in Duluth and Duluth is a port city on Lake Superior in Minnesota. Duluth is on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. Duluth has the nation's only all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium; the Aerial Lift Bridge, which is adjacent to Canal Park and spans the Duluth Ship Canal into the Duluth–Superior harbor.

Lake Superior in central North America is the largest freshwater lake in the world holding 10% of the world's surface fresh water. Lake Superior empties into Lake Huron via the St. Mary’s River and the Soo Locks. The largest island in Lake Superior is Isle Royale in Michigan.

Lake Superior Captain’s Academy conducts weekend classes.

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Training Programs

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USCG Captains License Classes

  • OUPV/Six-Pack Captain's License: The USCG Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV/Six-Pack Captain’s License) allows the holder to carry up to six paying passengers plus crew on uninspected vessels up to 100 gross tons (about 75-90 feet long). These are usually smaller vessels that normally engage in charter fishing, SCUBA diving or sailing cruises.
  • US Coast Guard Masters 25, 50, 100 Ton License: The USCG Master's License is the highest level license that you can acquire. This license allows you to operate inspected vessels (7 passengers or more – like a water taxi or dive boat) or uninspected vessels. Depending on your experience, it will be issued as a 25, 50, or 100-ton master license.
  • Upgrade 25, 50, 100 Ton License: This course is for captains already holding an OUPV license and wishing to upgrade it to a Master Captain.
  • License Renewals: This class is for those who need a renewal, and have already fulfilled their required sea time, (360 days in the last 5 years, 72 each year) which exempts you from having to take another test.  During class, you will complete your CPR/First Aid/AED certification, as well as have an opportunity to update your TWIC (expires after 5 years) and drug test, if needed.

Last updated Dec 2, 2022