USMA students train in a classroom setting for two licenses simultaneously: the “Six-Pack” (OUPV) License and the Masters License up to 100 tons. Graduates receive both licenses for one tuition price.
§ “Six-Pack” Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels Inland/Near Coastal/Great Lakes
The license is required in order to carry six or fewer passengers for hire on uninspected passenger vessels up to 100 ton displacement on Inland or Near Coastal U.S. waters or on the U.S.
§ Master Inland/Near Coastal/Great Lakes
The Master’s License authorizes carrying more than six passengers for hire on an inspected passenger vessel up to 100 tons on Inland or Near Coastal U.S. waters or on the U.S.
§ Upon the successful completion of the course, graduates receive a Certificate of Training in lieu of taking Coast Guard Examinations. You have up to one year to submit this certificate for your license. During this period, additional sea service time may be accumulated.