OUPV Syllabus

The Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) license, also referred to as a “6-Pack”, is an entry-level license that limits the holder to a maximum of six passengers and 100Ton vessels.  
A 6-Pack license is issued for three different areas:  Inland, Great Lakes and Near Coastal. The Inland authorizes the Captain to operate in inland waters only (inland waters means inlets, lakes, bays, rivers, sounds, etc., of the U.S). The Great Lakes authorizes the Captain to operate in inland waters and the Great Lakes. The Near Coastal authorizes the Captain to operate up to 100 miles offshore of the United States and its territories, and also covers Great Lakes and inland waters.
After completing the course, which includes navigation, plotting, Rules of the Road, knot tying, survival, boat equipment and use, seamanship, aids to navigation students are given US Coast Guard approved exams on Deck General, Navigation, Plotting and Rules of the Road. Our course is designed to give each student the knowledge and practical plotting ability to operate as a professional Captain and pass our exams.
Basic requirement for the OUPV (6-Pack):
  • Age 18 or over 
  • 360 days underway experience (16 years old)
  • 90 of those days in the last 3 years 
  • Physical, drug test and eye exam 
  • Valid CPR/First Aid card to Valid CPR/First Aid card
  • Completion of the USCG exam OR
  • Completion of a USCG approved course like the 3Bs OUPV class
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC Card )