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USCG Approved Online Captain and Master License Study Packages and Home Study Guides & FCC Online Tests


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Located in Pennington NJ, Mariners Learning System (MLS) provides U.S. Coast Guard Certified Licensing Courses with their 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.

The Mariners Learning System offers the most comprehensive courses taught by USCG-licensed instructors. The courses use colors, graphics, animations, and simulations that make learning easy and enjoyable.

You get access to the online instructors and you can call us toll-free to speak to our staff during business hours. All of MLS instructors are USCG-licensed masters that have gone through a rigorous approval process, meeting the standards of the United States Coast Guard.

 USCG Captain's License & Endorsements

Online Training Programs

USCG Approved Courses

  • OUPV/Six-Pack Captain's License: The OUPV/Six-pack Captain's License is required for those wishing to offer fishing and sailing charters, drive a dive boat, or run sightseeing tours, etc.
  • Master Captain's License - 25/50 or 100 Ton: 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 license.
  • OUPV / Master License UpgradeThe course is for those who wish to upgrade their existing OUPV/Six-pack to a Master level license. Depending on your experience, it will be issued as a 25, 50, or 100-ton license.
  • License Renewal: This online program provides mariners an opportunity to renew their U.S. Coast Guard License if you are not able to show sea service during the past five years.
  • Endorsements for Towing or Sailing: The USCG Towing Endorsement is required if you will be engaged in towing a disabled vessel for payment, such as the activities of a US Sea Tow or Tow Boat operator. The Sailing Endorsement is required if you want to operate an Inspected Sailing Vessel.
  • Online or In-Person License Testing: MLS is a USCG authorized testing company which enables them to prepare the tests and assign you the exam date and location of your choice. You also have the choice of testing done completely online through the MLS System.
  • OUPV Captain / Master Current Job Opportunities: Please check for the latest job opportunities for licensed captains and masters.
  • Free Trial: With MLS, you can take one of the approved USCG Captain's License courses for 24-hour free trial without any obligation

License Study Packages

  • Captain's License - OUPV/Six-pack (Deluxe Edition)
  • OUPV Upgrade to 25/50/100 Ton Master (Deluxe Edition)
  • Master Captain's License - 25/50 or 100 Ton (Deluxe Edition)
  • Deck License Renewal - (Deluxe Edition)
  • Assistance Towing Endorsement (Deluxe Edition)
  • Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement (Deluxe Edition)
  • Learn more about Study Packages

Home Study Guides

  • Ship Radar Endorsement (Element 8) Practice Test Book
  • GMDSS Radio Operator’s - DO (Elements 1, 7) Practice Test Book
  • GROL: General Radiotelephone Operator - PG (Elements 1, 3) Practice Test Book
  • MROP: Marine Radio Operators Permit – MP (Element 1) Practice Test Book
  • Maritime Assistance Towing for the Mariner
  • Auxiliary Sail for the Mariner
  • Maritime Law - Inspected Passenger Vessels
  • Navigation for the Mariner (2 Book Set)
  • Maritime Law - Uninspected Passenger Vessels
  • Seamanship for the Mariner
  • Navigational Rules of the Road
  • FCC GMDSS Radio Operator/Maintainer License (DB) Bundle (Elements 1, 3, 7, and 9)
  • MROP - Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) Online Course & Online Exam
  • Learn more about Home Study Guides

Online FCC Exams

  • FCC GMDSS Radio Operator’s License (DO) - Online Test (Elements 1 and 7)
  • FCC Restricted GMDSS Radio Operator’s License (RG) Test (Elements 1 and 7R)
  • GROL - General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG) Online Exam (Elements 1 and 3)
  • MROP - Marine Radio Operator Permit (MP) Online Exam
  • FCC Ship Radar Endorsement - Online Test (Element 8)
  • FCC GMDSS Radio Maintainer’s License (DM) - Online Test (Elements 1, 3 and 9)
  • Lear more on FCC Marine Radio License Programs

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