Mariners Learning Systems offers Coast Guard approved Captain’s licensing courses.
The 25/50 or 100-Ton Master Captain’s License is the highest level license that you can acquire.
This master boat captain’s license allows you to operate inspected vessels (7 passengers or more – like a water taxi or dive boat) or uninspected vessels.
There are 3 different Master Licenses a mariner may qualify for such as the Master Inland or Master Near Coastal. Both the amount of sea service time and the size vessels you have been on will influence the license you are eligible for. Master licenses are tonnage rated at 25 GT (gross tons), 50 GT, or 100 GT.
The Coast Guard does not require that you advance through the different licenses one at a time. So, if you qualify, you can go straight to a Master’s level as your first license!
The Towing Endorsement is required if you will be engaged in towing a disabled vessel for payment, such as the activities of a Sea Tow or TowBoatU.S. operator.
Online course and exam (cost $800)