Online OUPV Course

Introduction of the On-line Captain’s Course

Captain School Key West

Now Available!

An OUPV (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels) or USCG Six-Pack Captain’s License is required for those want to operate vessels for hire with no more than 6 paying passengers aboard.  This includes activities such as fishing, sailing charters, dive boats, eco –tourism, on-water BnB’s, and any other craft for hire. 

The Captain School of Key West is offering in Maine, the Six-Pack or “OUPV” License course in three different formats, Traditional Face to Face (56 hours), Blended (30 hours on-line and 28 hours in classroom) and now totally On-lineAll Testing is available in Maine.

The on-line course takes roughly 56 hours to complete with topics including Rules of the Road, use of navigation charts, radio operation, various survival techniques, distress signaling, boating terminology, boat equipment, emergency signaling devices, use of personal flotation equipment, seamanship, anchoring, Aids to Navigation, vessel documentation, general navigation, marlinespike seamanship, firefighting, and more. If you find that our online course does not work for your learning style, we welcome you to join us in one of our next scheduled other course formats “by just paying the difference”. 

After completing the on-line course, we offer a comprehensive review (if you choose) and then you are ready to take our USCG approved exams. These exams are based on course materials that you studied in the on-line classroom

On-line Course Cost: $595.00, Testing in Maine: $100.00

This price includes:

  1. Initial Testing Fees
  2. A modern, up-to-date chart designed for actual navigation, not a training chart.
  3. Weems and Plath Primary Navigation tool set (32200)
  4. Navigation Reference Manual with excerpts from modern nautical publications.
  5. Unlimited access to online course for one year.
  6. Access to Instructors via on-line classroom, email, teleconference and telephone, as needed.
  7. Note: If you find that our on-line course does not fit your learning style, we will roll your enrollment fees into one of our other course formats.
  8. The proctored exams are currently administered in Key West and Maine (Knowledge Unlimited, Inc.).  Other testing sites can be arranged!

Go to the Captain School Key West website using this Link:

          Online OUPV Course Registration

Captain School Key West will notify KUI-Adventures you have registered for the course.

KUI-Adventures will send you an email notifying you of testing dates, locations, and testing fee payment option.

Captain School Key West will provide the instructor/mentor for the online course, but if there is anything KUI-Adventures can do to assist, please let us know at

The next scheduled testing dates are:

June 9 and June 11, 2020.