What is the OUPV (Six Pack-6 Pack, Captain's License) License?
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The USCG "Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels" License allows the holder to Captain uninspected vessels up to 100 gross tons (about 75-90 feet long). Most pleasure vessels are in the uninspected vessel category due to the materials and method of construction. As such, these vessels are limited to 6 paying passengers plus crew - hence the term "6-pak". The OUPV License is issued in two forms:
*Depending on applicants documented experience and the Coast Guard's acceptance of experience that is submitted.
What are the USCG 6-Pak requirements?
The primary requirements are:
The OUPV License (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels) is commonly referred to as a 6-Pack License. That's because with this license you are limited to carrying no more than six passengers for hire on uninspected vessels of not more than 100 gross tons and 65 feet in length.
Upon successful completion of our 60-Hour USCG approved course and testing, you will be issued a certificate that the Coast Guard will accept in lieu of taking the exam at the USCG Regional Exam Center (REC). The certificate is valid for application for your credential with 364 days after completion of the course to apply and submit your completed application electronically or in person. However, in order to obtain a license you must submit your completed application and sea service to your local REC.
3rd Coast Captains/Texas Boats Exchange provides assistance in obtaining and completing the appropriate application forms for students seeking their license. The subjects covered in this course include:
• Rules of the Road
• Deck General
• Deck Safety
• Navigation General
• Chart Plotting
Course Fee is $895.00 * which includes all course materials, instruction, charts, in depth student manual, five exams, after full attendance and passing all test with Coast Guard Mandated Test Scores you will be provided Certificate of Completion. No traveling to the Regional Exam Center for U.S.C.G. exams.
*Discounts for First Responders, Veterans and active duty Military personnel.
Students must achieve test scores that meet the Coast Guard mandated test scores on each section to receive a passing grade and a certificate of completion.
Minimum Scores to receive a passing grade as mandated by The United States Coast Guard.
Rules of the Road 90%
Basic Navigation 70%
Chart Plotting 70%
General Deck Seamanship 70%
General Deck Safety 70%