Operator of Uninspected Pasenger Vessels (OUPV)

Career Path Requirements

Looking to obtain your OUPV License from the US Coast Guard? Take your courses with Northeast Maritime Institute and follow this guide. Also known as a Charter Boat License, this license allows you to captain a vessel with up to six (6) paying passengers.

Minimum Age Required

  • 18 years

Sea Service Requirements

  • Near Coastal: 360 days of service, of which 90 days of service on Ocean, Near Coastal, or Great lakes waters
  • Great Lakes: 360 days of service, of which 90 days of service on Great Lakes
  • Inland: 360 days of service

Recency: 90 Days in the past 3 years on vessels

Application Requirements

  • Completed USCG Application including sea service documentation
  • USCG Physical Examination
  • USCG Drug Test
  • Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)

Training Requirements

  • OUPV Course
  • First Aid & CPR
  • FCC Radio Operator’s Permit
  • Assistance Towing (optional)
  • Auxiliary Sail (optional)
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