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Coast Guard approves online captain’s license courses

The MarinersSchool in Princeton, N.J., is now offering Coast Guard-approved online courses to enable people all over the country to gain their captain’s license, according to a recent press release.

The student begins by taking the OUPV/Six-Pack Captain’s License course in a classroom format that is taught for three weekends in one of the school’s facilities located across the country. Once the classes are completed, students can go to the school’s Web Site ( and combine various online courses on the Mariners Learning System to achieve the level of license they desire, according to the report.

Online help is available 24/7, and students can also take advantage of the learning system’s online classroom, which includes tools such as downloads, podcasts, online practice tests and audio/video lectures. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate that will be accepted in lieu of the standard Coast Guard examination.

“When you complete one of our courses, you walk away with a wealth of knowledge that will change your boating experience, no matter how many years you have been on the water,” says Capt. Bob Figular of the MarinersSchool in the report. “Whether you are looking for a new career or have been boating for a while and realize that there is more you need to learn, MarinersSchool offers a program to fit your needs.”

Coast Guard-approved online courses available include operator of uninspected passenger vessels, charter boat captain, upgrade to Master 25-, 50- or 100-ton license, license renewal for an operator of uninspected passenger vessels, towing endorsement, and sailing endorsement.

— Elizabeth Ellis