This course provides training to mariners seeking their US Coast Guard license as Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels or Master 25, 50, or 100 Gross Registered Tons (GRT) upon Great Lakes, Inland and/or Near Coastal waters as specified in 46 CFR Part 11. It satisfies the classroom instruction and examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(j)(1) for original issuance, 46 CFR 10.227(e)(1)(iii) for renewal, and 46 CFR 10.227(i) for reissuance for any one the following endorsement and may not be used for any application transactions thereafter:
Master of less than 100 GRT, Near Coastal, or Great Lakes & Inland, or Inland Waters Or;
Master of less than 100 GRT, Near Coastal, raise in grade from OUPV Near Coastal Or;
OUPV or Mate of less than 100 GRT
The course is divided into sections covering the following topics:
1.0 Rules of the Road
2.0 Navigation Problems: Chart Plot
3.0 Navigation General
4.0 Deck General, Deck Safety and Environmental Protection
To assist in successfully passing the Rules of the Road written examination, we recommend the purchase of our online Rules of the Road Exam Preparation 30 Day Subscription.
Four examinations are administered at Chesapeake Marine Training Institute. The examinations are similar in format and content to the examinations given at the US Coast Guard Regional Examination Centers (RECs) and are accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard in lieu of their exams. (Once registered you will receive additional information on testing requirements).
Be sure to verify licensing requirements. Follow the applicable link to the checklist on the National Maritime Center Website. Ensure you are looking at the most up to date checklist.