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
- 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.