Master/Mate Less Than 200 GRT/OUPV Near Coastal: National

Authority

The Master 200 GRT Near Coastal credential allows the holder to serve as Master on vessels less than 200 GRT (except towing vessels) on Near Coastal and Inland Waters.

The Mate 200 GRT Near Coastal credential allows the holder to serve as Mate on vessels less than 200 GRT (except towing vessels) on Near Coastal and Inland Waters.

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

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

Requirements

NMC Checklist for Master 200 Near Coastal
CFR Reference: 46 CFR 11.426

NMC Checklist for Mate 200 Near Coastal
CFR Reference: 46 CFR 11.427

NMC Checklist for Master 100 Near Coastal
CFR Reference: 46 CFR 11.428

NMC Checklist for Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels Near Coastal
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.  Note: If a mariner holds a Mate 200 NC and meets the service requirements for the Master 200 NC, no examination is required.

Exam Structure Sheets:
ESS 1-18 (Master/Mate 200)
ESS 1-20 (Master 100)
ESS 1-23 (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 the credential examinations can begin on almost any Monday.  Course of study is 4 weeks (A-D) for the 200-GT credentials and 3 weeks (A-C) for the 100-GT. 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