Offering the best of both worlds, our blended OUPV (6-pack) course combines a self-paced online/home learning component with at least 16 hours of in person classroom instruction. Students are given full access to our online catalog of presentations, videos and quizzes to learn the course material on their own time and in the comfort of their home. Instructors are available via phone call, text or email to answer any questions and offer help throughout the online portion of the course. At the end of the online portion, students join an instructor in a Coast Guard approved classroom facility for an extensive review of the course material and hands on plotting instruction.
The OUPV or more commonly known as the “6-pack” course is our “base” course for the Masters and/or Assistance Towing courses. An OUPV license is required for experienced mariners looking to operate uninspected fishing charters, dive boats, sightseeing boats, ferries and sailing charters. A “6-pack” license is required for anyone operating a vessel with 6 or less passengers for hire.
The Deck and Navigation exams consists of 50 multiple choice questions and require a minimum score of 70% to pass. The Rules of the Road exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and requires a minimum score of 90% to pass. Finally, the plotting exam consists of 10 multiple choice questions and requires a minimum of passing grade of 90%.
Students that successfully complete this course (100% Attendance and passing scores on final exams), are issued a Certificate of Completion that must be presented to the US Coast Guard along with a completed application package for an OUPV license.
The online portion of this class begins on 12/22/2023
and is scheduled for –
December 22, 2023: Last Day to enroll (online/self-paced portion begins)
January 19, 2024: 6pm-10pm
January 20 and 21, 2024 : 8am-5pm
INSTRUCTOR: Capt. Mark Sampson
Our OUPV course consists of instruction on the following subjects:
• Rules of the Road (International and Inland)
– Time, Speed and Distance
– Magnetic Compass
– Compass Error
– Military Time
– Speed Made Good
– Course Made Good
– Estimated Time of Arrival
– Three Bearing Fix
– Set and Drift
• Aids to Navigation
• Boat Handling
• Basic First Aid