Upgrade to Masters License 25/50/100 Ton


OUPV Captains License & Sea Experience

License Description

The Masters license allows the transport of passengers on an inspected passenger vessel. These vessels must have a Certificate Of Inspection (COI) which states the number of passengers allowed and area of operation.

Two types of licenses

Inland: May take passengers upon inland waters only

Near Coastal: May take passengers up to 200 miles off shore

USGC Approved Master 25/50/100 Ton Near Coastal Course

All testing is completed with The Captain School. You DO NOT test with the Coast Guard


Upon successful completion (attendance and passing required exams), you will receive a diploma from The Captain School. Students send diploma and application to the U.S. Coast Guard REC, along with your USCG Application to receive your USCG License.

(You have up to 1 year to submit your application to the Coast Guard from the date on your diploma.)

Eligibility Requirements

USCG Application Age: 19 years old

Sea Experience

Inland Masters 25/50/100 Ton

  • 360 day underway on navigable waters
  • 90 days of the 360 must be within the last 3 years

Near Coastal Masters 25/50/100 Ton

  • 720 days underway
  • At least 360 days must be upon near coastal or ocean waters
  • At least 90 days must be within the last 3 years

* A “day” is defined as 4 or more hours away from the dock

Course Schedule

Nov 20-22
Dec 18-21
Jan 29-Feb 1
March 3-5
April 2-5
May 7-10
May 30-June 1

Oct 23-26
Dec 18-21
Feb 26-March 1
April 23-26
June 25-28


To sign up for classes in Orange Beach, AL please click on the boattutors link above and then the “Reserve your seat for the Captain School Orange Beach, AL” link from the menu. You can also call Captain Jack Sanzalone at (941) 268-6622 or email him at jack@boattutors.com

Nov 18-20
Jan 13-15
Feb 24-26
May 12-14
Aug 18-20
Nov 17-19






June 20-24
Aug 1-5
Sept 26-30
Nov 7-11
Dec 12-16


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