Captain Upgrade Courses

Captain Upgrade Courses
Captain Upgrade Courses cover the general knowledge subjects required for the upgrade. The exception is Celestial Navigation.

Captain Upgrade Courses

Captain Upgrade Courses will meet the exam requirements for an upgrade of a captain license with a partial course. In short, this saves time and money. For this reason, ColPac offers a full range of upgrade classes.

Additionally, the you must have the sea time, and possibly tonnage, for the higher license. Therefore, view the checklist before taking the class.

OUPV info >>

Master 100 and 200-ton info >>z

Upgrades based on sea time alone

There are two upgrades that do not require a course.

  • Firstly: Master or Mate 25 to 50-ton, OR from 50 to 100-ton (Reference 46 CFR 11.422).
  • Secondly: Mate to Master without changing the route or tonnage.

OUPV Captain Upgrade Courses

Upgrade OUPV Inland to Near Coastal

$600 / 4-days

In short: For this upgrade you must have an OUPV Inland, and 90-days on ocean waters.

Upgrade OUPV to Master

$600 / 4-days

In summary: This will upgrade OUPV to Master without changing the route. However: tonnage limits of 25, 50, or 100-ton apply and, you must have the ocean time for Master Near Coastal. But, no additional time is need for Master Inland.

Master and Mate Upgrades

Upgrade Master 100 to 200-ton

$600 / 4-days

To clarify: This course will upgrade of tonnage only without a change in the route. Additionally: Tonnage limits of 25, 50, or 100-ton apply, and you must have time on boats over 67 GRT to qualify for 200-ton.

Upgrade Master Inland to Near Coastal

$600 / 4-days

In short: This course is for upgrade of Master or Mate Inland to Near Coastal, with no change in tonnage.

Celestial Navigation 200-tons

$800 / 5-days

To clarify: this course will is for upgrade of Master or Mate 200-tons or less Near Coastal to All Oceans, without a change in tonnage.

Captain Upgrades and Add-ons

Apprentice Mate (steersman) Upgrade

See the Towing page for more info >>

Master / Mate of Fishing Vessel Upgrade

See the Fishing Vessel page for more info >>

Auxiliary Sail add-on

$100 / 4-hours

Auxiliary Sail can be added to Master, or Mate 200-ton or less. However, this add-on requires time on sail or auxiliary sail vessels.

Assistance Towing add-on

$100 / 4-hours

Assistance Towing can be added to an OUPV or Master, without additional sea time.

Schedule

Auxiliary Sail and Assistance Towing courses may be scheduled 7-days a week, any day the school is open. Call 503-841-6066 for scheduling options.

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