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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

US Coast Guard Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel License - Online & In Person

with John E Coffin


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This 56-hour blended course qualifies students for a Coast Guard license to operate vessels carrying up to six passengers for hire (OUPV). Fee includes access to the Blended OUPV Course using Captain School Key West’s Learning Management System, charts, navigation tools and the USCG-approved and accepted test. Student progress will be monitored online by the instructor and students will have assignments to complete. Once online requirements are complete, there will be 16 hours of required classroom sessions. The classroom sessions conclude with the administration of the four (4) Coast Guard required examinations. Candidates have up to 1 year to submit their application to the Coast Guard from the date on their certificate. Tuesday classes are online from 6-8 PM 9/21 through 10/26. Saturday classes will be held at the Saco Learning Center on 11/6 & 11/13 from 8 AM-5 PM with a one-hour lunch. Registration closes at noon on 9/13.

Required: You must attend one of the information sessions! In addition to the $50 registration fee, $995 is payable directly to Captain’s School Key West to complete your registration.

Eligibility Requirements: Participants must be 18 or older. The OUPV License requires 360 days* operating a small vessel; 90 days of the 360 must be within the last 3 years. *A “day” is defined as more than 4 hours away from the dock.

John Coffin has held his USCG License since 1985 and has operated charter vessels in the Florida Keys and ME. He is a Master ME Guide and a certified Boating Instructor for US Powerboating and the National Safe Boating Council.

  • Sep 21 - Nov 13th, 2021
    Tue and Sat for 8 weeks from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Online / Saco LC

For directions, call us at (207) 934-7922

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