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Sat, Apr 11



How to Get Your Captain's License

Find out how with this webinar from OCC School of Sailing and Seamanship.

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How to Get Your Captain's License
How to Get Your Captain's License

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


About the Event

There are many reasons, professional and personal, to get a USCG Captain’s License. All vessels carrying passengers for hire are required to have a licensed captain onboard, and for this reason many mariners seeking to run charter, fishing, sightseeing, whale-watching, ferries, tugs and crew boats, dive boats, and many other commercial vessels test for their Captain’s License.

In addition, many recreational sailors find that, even though they may not need a Captain’s License, they would like to have one to improve their boating resume and strengthen their knowledge of maritime rules and regulations. During this two hour webinar, we will answer the following questions:
  • What is a Merchant Mariner Credential and what does it have to do with a Captain’s license?
  • What is sea service and how is it documented?
  • What is the difference between an OUPV (six pack) and a 25/50/100 Ton Captain’s license?
  • What type of training or studying is required to get a Captain’s license?
  • How are the exams set up? How many questions and what topics?
  • Do I take a class?
  • How do I submit my application to the Coast Guard and what does the paperwork entail?
During the first portion of the webinar, we will dig into the questions posed above. We will ask for class participation, so bring your own questions, too. During the second portion of the webinar, we will cover all of the required paperwork that is needed to get your license, with helpful tips on how to submit your application correctly, the first time. Register Here

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