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Captain's License

Master Mariner Captain's 100-Ton License
OUPV Captain's License
OUPV to Master 100-Ton Upgrade
License Renewal
200-Ton Master's Upgrade
Rules of the Road
First Aid & CPR With AED (STCW)
Auxiliary Sail Endorsement
Assistance Towing Endorsement

All of our Captain's License classes are USCG approved and can be taken in lieu of testing at the Coast Guard

A "Captain's License" is a license issued by the US Coast Guard which allows you to professionally operate a vessel that carries passengers or cargo for hire. There are several types of licenses issued by the Coast Guard to professional mariners. The two most common entry level licenses are the OUPV (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels - commonly called a six-pack license) and a Master Mariner's License.

Master Mariner Captain's License up to 100-Gross Tons

Master Mariners' licenses are categorized in several ways. Among these are tonnage and area of operation. With a Master's License you are able to operate both uninspected and inspected vessels up to the tonnage printed on your license. First time master's licenses may be limited to inland or near coastal waters up to 200 miles offshore. The tonnage and area of operation that you are eligible for is determined by the sea time you submit with your application to the Coast Guard. Annapolis School of Seamanship provides assistance in obtaining and completing the appropriate application forms for students seeking their license.

Upon successful completion of our 80-hour USCG approved course, you will be issued a certificate that the Coast Guard will accept in lieu of taking the Master License Exam at the USCG Regional Exam Center (REC) for licenses up to 100 Gross Tons. The certificate is valid for one year at any REC. However, in order to obtain a license you must submit your completed application and sea service to your local REC.

Topic Modules:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Deck General
  • Deck Safety
  • Navigation General
  • Chart Plotting

Class Schedule:
Weekday Schedule:
Aug 4-15 (M-F, M-F), 8am - 5pm Sold Out*
Sep 15-26 (M-F, M-F), 8am - 5pm Register
Oct 20-31 (M-F, M-F), 8am - 5pm Register
Nov 3-14 (M-F, M-F), 8am - 5pm Register
Dec 1-12 (M-F, M-F), 8am - 5pm Register
 
* To be added to our waiting list, please call 410.263.8848 or complete our online wait list form. If there is enough interest, we will add an overflow class.

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship
Tuition: $1295
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 8 Students

Call 410-263-8848 or 866-369-2248 with questions or to register by phone.

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OUPV Captain's License - "6-Pack"

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 56-Hour USCG approved course, 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 one year at any REC. However, in order to obtain a license you must submit your completed application and sea service to your local REC.

Annapolis School of Seamanship provides assistance in obtaining and completing the appropriate application forms for students seeking their license. The subjects covered in this course include:

Topic Modules:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Deck General
  • Deck Safety
  • Navigation General
  • Chart Plotting

Note: In order to pass this course and obtain a certificate, 100% attendance is required. Students must also pass each exam module with a minimum score of 70% except Rules of the Road which requires a score of 90%.

Class Schedule:
 
Weekday Schedule
TBA
 
Weekend Schedule
Aug 8-24 (Fri),6pm-9pm, and (Sat-Sun),8am-5pm Sold Out*
Oct 3-19 (Fri),6pm-9pm, and (Sat-Sun),8am-5pm Sold Out*
Oct 31-Nov 16 (Fri),6pm-9pm, and (Sat-Sun),8am-5pm Register
 

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship
Tuition: $995
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 8 Students

Call 410-263-8848 or 866-369-2248 with questions or to register by phone.

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OUPV to Master Mariner License up to 100-Gross Tons UPGRADE

This three-day course is designed for mariners who already possess an OUPV license and would like to upgrade to a Master Mariner license. Upon successful completion of this 24-hour USCG approved course, 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 one year at any REC. To obtain a license, you must submit your completed application and sea service to your local REC in addition to the certificate.

Annapolis School of Seamanship provides assistance in obtaining and completing the appropriate application forms for students seeking their license. The subjects covered in this course include:

Topics:

  • Deck General
  • Deck Safety

Class Schedule:
Weekend Schedule
Sep 5-7 (Fri-Sun), 8am - 5 pm Sold Out
Nov 21-23 (Fri-Sun), 8am - 5 pm Register
 
* To be added to our waiting list, please call 410.263.8848 or complete our online wait list form. If there is enough interest, we will add an overflow class.

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship
Tuition: $395
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 8 Students

Call 410-263-8848 or 866-369-2248 with questions or to register by phone.

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License Renewal

This course is intended for mariners, holding an OUPV or Master Mariner License up to 100 gross tons, who are renewing their license and do not have 360 days sea service since the last issuance of their license. Upon successful completion of this 8-hour USCG approved course, students 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 one year at any REC.

Class Schedule:
Aug 15 Fri, 8am-5pm Sold Out*
Dec 6 Sat, 8am-5pm Register
 
* To be added to our waiting list, please call 410.263.8848 or complete our online wait list form. If there is enough interest, we will add an overflow class.

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship
Tuition: $195
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 8 Students

Please call 410-263-8848 with any questions or concerns.

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200-Ton Master's Upgrade

This four day course is intended for mariners who currently hold a license, and would like to upgrade to a Master Mariner 200T license. After successful completion of this 32-hour USCG approved course, 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 one year at any REC. To obtain a license, you must submit your completed application and sea service to your local REC in addition to the certificate.

If you are applying for an upgrade to your license and it has been more than one year since you were last tested on the Navigation Rules of the Road, you will also need to take a USCG approved Rules of the Road course, or take a Rules of the Road test at the REC.

Annapolis School of Seamanship provides assistance in obtaining and completing the appropriate application forms for students seeking their license.

The subjects covered in this course include:

Topic Modules:

  • Navigation Plotting
  • 200 Ton Deck General and Deck Safety

Class Schedule:
TBD

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship
Tuition: $595
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 8 Students

Call 410-263-8848 or 866-369-2248 with questions or to register by phone.

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Rules of the Road

This course is intended for individuals who are required to retest on the Rules of the Road for licensing purposes. Upon successful completion of this 16-hour USCG approved course, 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 one year at any REC.

The subjects covered in this course include:

Topics:

  • '72 COLREGS
  • US Inland Rules

Class Schedule:
Call
 
* To be added to our waiting list, please call 410.263.8848 or complete our online wait list form. If there is enough interest, we will add an overflow class.

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship
Tuition: $350
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 4 Students

Call 410-263-8848 or 866-369-2248 with questions or to register by phone.

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FIRST AID & CPR with AED (STCW)

This 8-Hour First Aid & CPR with AED class is designed for all mariners both recreational and professional. The class is approved by the US Coast Guard to satisfy the requirements for mariners under the International Convention on the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) and satisfies the requirements for a Coast Guard Captain's license. While, much of the information and training is the same as what you would receive in other land-based First Aid and CPR classes, there is additional information and emphasis on issues pertinent to professional mariners and recreational boaters. Circumstances involving waterborne accidents require specific training that may not be addressed in other First Aid & CPR classes.

Students will also be trained in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) like the ones you may have seen in airports. AED's are essential lifesaving equipment for victims of life threatening cardiac arrhythmias such as ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia. In situations where emergency medical care will be delayed such as aboard a vessel, AED's can mean the difference between survival and death.

Upon successful completion of this class, students will receive an STCW First Aid & CPR certificate. This class is accepted by American Sailing Association & U.S. Sailing for certification in First Aid & CPR.

*Annapolis School of Seamanship is not affiliated with the American Red Cross and this class does NOT offer a Red Cross certification.

Topics:

First Aid:

  • General Principles of First Aid
  • Handling Medical Emergencies Aboard
  • Body Structure and Function
  • Victim Assessment
  • Wounds & Bleeding
  • Dressing & Bandaging
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Joint & Muscle Injuries
  • Fractures, Traction & Splinting
  • Chest, Abdominal & Pelvic Injuries
  • Sudden Illnesses
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Bites & Stings
  • Poisoning
  • Exposure, Hypothermia & Frost Bite
  • Dehydration & Sea Sickness
  • Sun Burn & Sun Poisoning
  • Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke
  • Life Threatening Injuries and Management of Shock
  • Rescue and Transport of Casualties
  • Drowning Emergencies
  • Calling for Help: USCG / Search and Rescue (SAR)

CPR:

  • Unconscious Casualty
  • Resuscitation

AED:

  • Theory and Use

Class Schedule:
Nov 22 (Sat), 8am - 5pm Register
Dec 13 (Sat), 8am - 5pm Register

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship [MAP/DIRECTIONS]
Tuition: $125
Prerequisite: None
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 8 Students

Call 410-263-8848 or 866-369-2248 with questions or to register by phone.

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Auxiliary Sail Endorsement

The Auxiliary Sail endorsement is required for Master Mariners looking to operate sailing vessels carrying passengers for hire. Upon successful completion of this 4-Hour USCG approved course, 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 one year at any REC. However, in order to obtain an auxiliary sail endorsement you must submit your completed application including sea service on sailboats to your local REC.

Annapolis School of Seamanship provides assistance in obtaining and completing the appropriate application forms for students seeking this endorsement. The subjects covered in this course include:

Topics:

  • Sailing Basics
  • Sailing Procedures
  • Sailboat Design

Class Schedule:
Nov 23 (Sun), 8am - 12pm Register
Dec 14 (Sun), 8am - 12pm Register
 
*Register for the Sail and Towing Endorsements together to receive a $50 discount! You must call (410) 263-8848 and register over the phone in order to receive this discount.

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship
Tuition: $125
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 8 Students

Call 410-263-8848 or 866-369-2248 with questions or to register by phone.

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Assistance Towing Endorsement

The Assistance Towing Endorsement is required for Master Mariners looking to operate commercial assistance tow boats. Upon successful completion of this 4-Hour USCG approved course, 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 one year at any REC.

The subjects covered in this course include:

Topics:

  • Towing Safety
  • Towing Procedures
  • Towing Equipment

Class Schedule:
Nov 23 (Sun), 1pm - 5pm Register
Dec 14 (Sun), 1pm - 5pm Register
 
*Register for the Sail and Towing Endorsements together to receive a $50 discount! You must call (410) 263-8848 and register over the phone in order to receive this discount.

Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship
Tuition: $125
Enroll: Pre-registration is required
Max Size: 8 Students

Call 410-263-8848 or 866-369-2248 with questions or to register by phone.

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