The OUPV license is a U.S. Coast Guard boat license that allows the holder to take up to six paying passengers and crew out on the water. It is issued in three forms: Inland License, Great Lakes & Inland License, and Near Coastal. Many aspiring charter boat captains go after the OUPV license unless they plan to operate charter boats with more than six passengers, but being a charter boat captain is only one of many careers you can pursue with an OUPV license.
2 What are the requirements for an OUPV license?
Be at least 18 years old.
Be a U.S. citizen OR show lawful admittance to the United States for permanent residence.
Have a minimum of 360 days boating experience. Ninety of those days must have occurred in the last three years.