Master/Mate 200 GRT/Master 100/OUPV Great Lakes/Inland: National

Authority

The Master Less than GRT Great Lakes and/or Inland credential allows the holder to serve as Master on vessels less than 200 GRT (except towing vessels) on the Great Lakes and/or Inland Waters.

The Mate 200 GRT Great Lakes and/or Inland credential allows the holder to serve as Mate on vessels less than 200 GRT (except towing vessels) on the Great Lakes and/or Inland Waters.

The OUPV credential allows the holder to serve as Master on uninspected vessels less than 100 GRT (except towing vessels) on Inland waters.

Requirements

NMC Checklist for Master 200 Great Lakes and/or Inland
CFR Reference: 46 CFR 11.452.

NMC Checklist for Mate 200 Great Lakes and/or Inland
CFR Reference: 46 CFR 11.454

NMC Checklist for Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels
CFR Reference: 46 CFR 11.467

RECENCY: 90 days in the past 3 years on vessels of appropriate tonnage

ENGINE DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCE on vessels of appropriate tonnage may be creditable for up to 90 days of the sea service requirements.

Examination

DECK EXAMINATION GUIDE:  At this link, you will find two Deck Examination Guides.  If your qualifying service for the license began before March 24, 2014, you may opt to be examined under the procedures of the old Deck Examination Guide.  The old guide’s examinations are significantly less difficult in most cases than the new guide’s.
Exam Structure Sheets:
ESS: 2-8 (Master 200)
ESS: 2-9 (Mate 200)
ESS: 2-10 (Master 100)
ESS: 2-12 (OUPV)

To Apply for the Credential

Application Procedure

Credential Assistance

If you need help determining your eligibility or completing your application, please email us at Credential Assistance.

Classes

Mariners preparing for these credential examinations can begin on almost any Monday.  The course of study lasts 4 weeks for the 200-GT credentials and 3 weeks for the 100-GT and OUPV credentials.  The tuition is good for one year.

2017 Class Dates:
Week A: Rules of the RoadJune 26 - 30
Aug. 28 - Sep. 2
Sep. 25 - 29
Oct. 23 - 27
Nov. 27 - Dec. 1
Week B: Navigation GeneralJune 5 - 9
July 10 - 14
Sep. 5 - 8
Oct. 2 - 6
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3
Dec. 4 - 8
Week C: Deck General/Deck SafetyJune 12 - 16
July 17 - 21
Sep. 11 - 15
Oct. 10 - 13
Nov. 6 - 10
Dec. 11 - 15
Week D: Fishing, Stability, Regulations; BRM*

*There are no BRM classes currently on the schedule. Any updates will be first seen here.
June 19 - 23
July 24 - 28
Sep. 18 - 22
Oct. 16 - 20
Nov. 13 - 17