USCG approved Master 100 Gross Ton License classes


The USCG Masters License allows the holder to operate inspected vessels as well as uninspected vessels. Any vessel that is certified (authorized) by the USCG to carry more than 6 paying passengers plus crew must have a Captain who holds a Masters license. Ferry boats, harbor tours boats, whale watch boats are examples of inspected vessels.

The USCG has approved the Boatwise MASTER 100 GT curriculum to substitute for the USCG exam. Upon completion of our 80 hour class, the student studies the materials at his/her own pace and returns to take our test, generally 1 week following course completion. After successfully passing the 4 sections of our multiple choice exam, the student receives a certificate which, with the complete application, may be submitted for the Master level license. The tonnage rating will be determined by the USCG for 25 GT, 50 GT, or 100 GT depending upon the individual's experience on similar sized vessels in most recent three years.

What are the USCG Requirements for the Masters License?

There are 4 different Masters Licenses a mariner may qualify for such as the Master Inland or Master Near Coastal. Both the amount of sea service time and the size vessels you have been on will influence the license you are eligible for. Masters licenses are tonnage rated at 25 GT (gross tons), 50 GT, or 100 GT. The tonnage you are awarded is determined by the size vessels you've gained experience on in the last 3 years it's called "recency experience." You are not required to advance through the different licenses one at a time. If you meet the USCG requirements for the master 100GT Near Coastal, you'll get that license as your first license. The 4 types of up to 100GT Masters licenses are listed below along with the requirements:
    1. Master Inland: 360 days underway experience since age 14; 90 of those 360 days in the last 3 years. Completion of approved Course and Test.

    2. Master Inland/OUPV: 360 days underway experience since age 14; 90 of those 360 days in the last 3 years; 90 of those 360 days outside the boundary lines. Completion of approved Course and Test.

    3. Master Inland/Mate N.C.: 360 days underway experience since age 14; 90 days of those 360 days in the last 3 years; 180 of those 360 days outside the boundary lines. Completion of approved Course and Test.

    4. Master Near Coastal: 720 days underway experience since age 14; 90 of those 720 days in the last 3 years; 360 of those 720 days outside the boundary lines. Completion of approved Course and Test.
 

Additional requirements:

  • Minimum Age 19 years old
  • Physical Exam, Drug Test, Eye Exam, Color Blind Test
  • Valid CPR/ First Aid card (American Red Cross, Heart Assoc. or USCG Approved course)
  • US Citizenship
  • Character reference letters
  • Completed USCG application package
  • Certificate of Completion from an approved Boatwise class....or take the USCG exam!
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC Card)

Master 100 GT Tuition is $1,195.00 (includes all materials, instruction, testing fees)
Subject Modules (1 day sessions) may be taken by themselves as standalone reviews without taking the whole curriculum at a tuition rate of $150.00 per day (includes that module's materials/text information). This applies to those people studying on their own for the USCG exam and wanted, for example, to take attend the 'Rules of the Road' session.

Unless noted, all class hours are: weekend days (8:30 am 5:00 pm) and Tuesday & Thursday evenings (6:00 pm 10:00 pm)

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