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USCG OUPV Express Captain's Course

The USCG Captain’s Exam “Express” course is designed for busy executives/experienced boaters who want to learn the critical components of the OUPV (“six pack”)license exam in the shortest possible time frame. The class meets two evenings per week — 7pm - 9:30pm—for three weeks with a possible 7th class added if necessary.

USCG OUPV Express Captain's May 8th - 31st
#SRV-CPTEXP $350.00
Course Start Date: 

  • Course Description
  • Course Sessions
  • Required Course Materials

The text book “Get Your Captain’s License” and CD-ROM contain hundreds of practice questions
and problems from actual USCG exam, along with all the required forms. Students will be required
to submit their own paperwork to the USCG and sit for the exam at USCG NY Headquarters, Battery
Park, NY in order to obtain the license for which they are applying.


  • USCG License requirements and forms
  • Rules of the Road Part 1: General and Steering and Sailing Rules
  • Rules of the Road Part 2: Lights And Shapes
  • Rules of the Road Part 3: Sound Signals and the Annexes
  • Overview of Deck General and Nav General ,Questions and Topics
  • Bouyage including  Symbols and Abbreviations, Lateral and Cardinal
  • True vs Magnetic vs Compass Courses
  • Speed/Time/Distance calculations
  • Latitude & Longitude Measurements & Calculations
  • Chart plotting: Visual Fixes and Dead Reckoning
  • Chart Plotting: Basic chart plotting based on destination and time
  • Chart Plotting: Corrections for Current Set and Drift
  • Other Publications: Coast Pilot, Chart No 1 , Light List, Bowditch, Duttons , Chapmans. Colregs

2017 Course Dates:

This course is offered as one session running from its  initial starting date with classes meeting twice per week .

Session 2
Day Date Time
Monday May 8th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday May 10th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday May 15th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday May 17th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday May 23rd 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday May 25th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday May 31st 7:00pm - 9:30pm