The USCG Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV/Six-pack Captain’s License) allows the holder to carry up to six paying passengers plus crew on uninspected vessels up to 100 gross tons (about 75-90 feet long). These are usually smaller vessels that normally engage in charter fishing, SCUBA diving or tour cruises. As such, these vessels are limited to six paying passengers plus crew – hence the term “Six-pack.” The OUPV License is issued in three forms: OUPV Inland License, OUPV Great Lakes & Inland and OUPV Near Coastal.
Upon successful completion of the Mariners School classroom OUPV course, the student studies the materials and takes a proctored exam in the classroom. Once the student passes our multiple choice exam, he or she will receive a Mariners School™ certificate recognized by the United States Coast Guard. Simply submit, within one year, the original certificate along with your application package and applicable fees to the USCG Regional Exam Center. Upon their approval of your package, the United States Coast Guard will send out the original License.