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Masters License 25/50/100 Ton

License Description

The Masters license allows the transport of passengers on an inspected passenger vessel. These vessels must have a Certificate Of Inspection (COI) which states the number of passengers allowed and area of operation.

Two types of licenses:

Inland: May take passengers upon inland waters only Near Coastal: May take passengers up to 200 miles off shore

USCG Approved Master 25/50/100 Ton Near Coastal Course

All testing is done with The Captain School.
   You DO NOT test with the Coast Guard.


Upon successful completion (attendance and passing required exams), you will receive a diploma from The Captain School. This diploma is then sent to the U.S. Coast Guard REC, along with your USCG Application to receive your USCG License. (You have up to 1 year to submit your application to the Coast Guard from the date on your diploma.)

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Course requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

USCG Application Age: 19 years old

Sea Experience:

    Inland Masters 25/50/100 Ton
  • 360 day underway on navigable waters
  • 90 days of the 360 must be within the last 3 years
    Near Coastal Masters 25/50/100 Ton
  • 720 days underway
  • At least 360 days must be upon near coastal or ocean waters
  • At least 90 days must be within the last 3 years
  • * A "day" is defined as 4 or more hours away from the dock



Cape Coral, FL      Feb 25-28, 2018
Gasparilla , FL      Mar 19-23, 2018
Cape Coral, FL      Mar 25-28, 2018
Naples, FL      Feb 25-28, 2018
Cape Coral, FL      Apr 22-25, 2018
Marrero, LA      Mar 26-30, 2018
Cape Coral, FL      May 20-23, 2018
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Cape Coral, FL      Jun 24-27, 2018
Marrero, LA      Jun 25-29, 2018

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