MMC upgrade courses will meet the upgrade exam requirements by taking partial exams. Thereby saving the mariner time and money. Because of this ColPac Maritime offers a full selection of upgrade courses for Master, Mate, and OUPV. While the upgrade course will satisfy the exam requirements, the applicate must still meet the sea service experience requirements for the new endorsement.
There two upgrades that do not require examination. They are based on sea service experience alone. First, tonnage limitations may be increased from 25-ton to 50-ton, or from 50-ton to 100-ton (46 CFR 11.422). Second, Mate may be upgraded to Master without changing the route or tonnage limitation.
MMC Upgrade Courses for OUPV
These MMC Upgrade Courses are for upgrading an OUPV Inland or Near Coastal. On the other hand, mariners holding an OUPV Restricted or OUPV Limited must complete the full original course to upgrade.
Upgrade OUPV Inland to Near Coastal ($600 / 4-days)
This course will satisfy the exam requirements for the Inland to Near Coastal upgrade. However, the mariner must still meet the sea service requirements for the Near Coastal route.
Upgrade OUPV to Master 100-ton ($600 / 4-days)
This course will satisfy the exam requirements for the OUPV to Master upgrade without changing the route. But the mariner must meet the sea service requirements for the Master. And additionally the Master will have a tonnage limitation of 25, 50, or 100-ton.
MMC Upgrade Courses for Master and Mate
These MMC Upgrade Courses will satisfy the upgrade exams for Master or Mate Inland or Near Coastal endorsement. On the other hand, mariners holding an Master Limited must complete the full original course to upgrade.
Upgrade Master 100 to 200-ton ($600 / 4-days)
This course will satisfy the exam requirements for upgrading the tonnage limitation from 100-ton (or less) to 200-ton. But does not include any changes in the route. The mariner must have experience on vessels greater than 67 GRT to qualify for the 200-ton limitation. And additionally, must have experience as master or mate while holding an endorsement as Master, Mate, or OUPV to qualify as Master 200-ton.
Upgrade Master Inland to Near Coastal ($600 / 4-days)
This course will satisfy the exam requirements for upgrading Master Inland to Master Near Coastal. But does include any changes in the tonnage limitation. The mariner must have the required experience on near coastal ocean water to qualify for the upgrade.
Auxiliary Sail Endorsement ($100 / 4-hours)
The Auxiliary Sail endorsement course may be scheduled 7-days a week, any day the school is open. Call 503-841-6066 for scheduling options.
This course will satisfy the exam requirements for adding Auxiliary Sailing Vessels to a Master or Mate 200-ton or less endorsement. The auxiliary sail endorsement requires experience on sail or auxiliary sail vessels. And additionally tonnage limitations may apply. For specific information view the appropriate checklist on the Master 100 and 200-ton page.
Celestial Navigation 200-tons ($800 / 5-days)
This course will satisfy the exam requirements for upgrade Master or Mate Near Coastal to Master or Mate oceans. View the checklist for sea service experience requirements and tonnage limitations.
Other MMC Upgrade Courses
Assistance Towing Endorsement ($100 / 4-hours)
The Assistance Towing endorsement course may be scheduled 7-days a week, any day the school is open. Call 503-841-6066 for scheduling options.
The Assistance Towing endorsement may be added to any OUPV or Master 25, 50, 100, or 200-ton endorsement. No additional sea service experience is required.