Deck License Renewal General Information

What is a general overview of the Deck License Renewal? 

Our Deck License Renewal course covers US Coast Guard license renewal for OUPV and Masters of not more than 100-Ton for operation in the Great Lakes, Inland, and Near Coastal waters for those who do not have the boating experience.  

 

The Deck License Renewal course provides mariners an opportunity to renew their U.S. Coast Guard OUPV and Masters of not more than 100-Ton for operation in the Great Lakes, Inland, and Near Coastal waters license. The Coast Guard will accept the Mariners Learning System certificate in place of actual time on the water will be awarded upon completion. 

 

What license does the Renewal cover?  

Our Deck License Renewal course covers US Coast Guard license renewal for OUPV and Masters of not more than 100-Ton for operation in the Great Lakes, Inland, and Near Coastal waters for those who do not have the boating experience. 

 

If you take the MLS Deck License Renewal course, it will also cover the Sailing Endorsement and the Towing Endorsements that may be attached to your current credentials.  

 

Why would I need the Deck License Renewal course?  

If you currently hold an OUPV/Six-Pack or Masters captain license but don’t have the required time on the water to renew your license, then our USCG Deck License Renewal course offers the solution!  

 

You can take this course when you are still within your grace period. Once your license has expired and you are outside the grace period, our Deck License Renewal course will not work for your situation. 

 

How long is the grace period? 

The Coast Guard has a one-year grace period to renew your expired captain's license. However, they released an announcement about a temporary extension.

 

CAUTION: You cannot use your license professionally during your grace period.