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OUPV/Six-Pack Upgrade to 25/50/100 Ton Masters Requirements

Where are the requirements to get a Masters captain’s license? 

Although the necessary boating experience required for each version of the Masters license varies, the basic minimum requirements are the same:  

  • Obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC Card)  
  • Minimum age: 19 years old  
  • U.S. Citizenship 
  • Pass a physical examination Physical 
  • Pass a DOT drug test unless enrolled in a USCG-approved random drug program for the last 185 days, and with no failure or refusal to participate in a chemical test for dangerous drugs.  
  • Adult CPR/Basic First Aid training  
  • Complete a USCG Original License Application Package 


    Finally, you will need to complete the Mariners Learning System Coast Guard approved OUPV/Six-Pack Upgrade to 25/50 or 100 Ton Masters course, as long as you have a current OUPV/Six-Pack license.  


    Do I need to be a U.S citizen to upgrade my license to the Master level?  

    The Coast Guard requires you must be a U.S. citizen to get your Masters captain’s license.