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United States Coast Guard Approved Captain's License Programs

Earn Your Captain's License At Home or On the Go — Whenever, Wherever
Flexible and Convenient Training With a 98.7% Pass Rate

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Our USCG approved Captain's License programs provide you with the education and knowhow to start your adventure.


OUPV/Six-Pack Captain's License

The OUPV/Six-Pack is the most popular of the captain's license courses and is required for those who wish to operate fishing and sailing charters, run a dive boat, or offer sightseeing tours.

Become A Licensed Master

Become A Licensed

The Master License allows you to operate Inspected Passenger Vessels. Ferry Boats, harbor tour boats, sailing schooners, and whale watching boats are all examples of inspected vessels.

Get Endorsed

Get Endorsed For Towing Or Sailing

With an OUPV/Six-Pack or Master Captain's License, you can be endorsed for commercially assisting other vessels or to carry seven or more passengers on a sailing vessel.

Why Boaters Enroll in MLS for USCG Licenses

Whether you're looking to learn new boating skills, improve safety, or become a member of a boating crew, earning your USCG Captain's License will provide you with many new opportunities!

Leisure & Safety

Learn the boating safety and skills you need to take family and friends on the water with confidence.

Power & Sail Boating

Increase your knowledge and knowhow so you can feel comfortable operating your power or sail boat.

Commercial Boating

Learn critical boating skills and become an asset to any commercial crew you join.

One Minute Guides to Becoming a Captain

Learn everything you need to know about getting your Captain's License with our handy one minute guides!

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MLS American Hero Fund

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Financial Assistance for U.S. Military Members, Veterans, Police Officers, and Firefighters wanting to become licensed.

Honoring those who answer the call of duty, Mariners Learning System offers a privately funded program that will pay up to 50% of the cost of your course tuition. To take advantage of this program, you must contact MLS directly to confirm eligibility and be able to provide valid identification prior to enrolling in your course. We support you and your brave work!

Call for details - 866-SEA-CAPT (866-732-2278) .

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