Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV)

This 80 hour course is approved in lieu of examination for a U.S. license application for Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels.  Topics include:  Shiphandling, Coastal Navigation, Emergency Procedures, Navigation Rules, Pollution and Watchstanding.

For your convenience, the course is offered in two different formats.  A two-week day schedule and a nine-week night schedule.  See below for available course dates.


Call for future evening course schedules.

If you are looking to obtain your Master 100 gross ton license and don’t currently hold a license, start with this OUPV course and also register for the Upgrade OUPV to Master 100 ton course, which is scheduled immediately following the OUPV course.


Co-requisites / Other Recommended Courses:


Required Materials:

  • Plotting Tools (Dividers, Parallel Ruler, Triangles)
  • Calculator (TI-30 or TI-36) 
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Training Charts are provided by NMI


Licensing Requirements:

  • TWIC Card
  • Physical Exam & Drug Test
  • Coast Guard Evaluation and Licensing Fees

USCG approval:

Any applicant who has successfully completed your Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) (NOREMI-340) course and presents your Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(j)(1) for original issuance, 46 CFR 10.227(e)(1)(iii) for renewal, and 46 CFR 10.227(i)(1) for reissuance of a merchant mariner endorsement as Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) Upon Near Coastal, or Great Lakes and Inland, or Inland Waters. The course completion certificate issued upon successful completion of this course is valid for one application which results in the issuance of an endorsement(s) and may not be used for future application transactions.

PRICE: $1,350.00 USD