Advanced Maritime    Education
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We have developed an easy-to-understand checklist of the USCG OUPV requirements!

At Advanced Maritime Education, we understand that the 
application process itself can be intimidating. We help you put 
together all your paperwork, including tips on understanding, 
estimating, and documenting sea time, and affordable access 
to our local Medical Review Officer (MRO) for the physical and 
drug test. 

We help guide you through the entire process, even after 
you've graduated from the course!


OUPV General Requirements

You have one year from completion of the course to submit your application to the Coast Guard. 

You do not need to have any of the following completed before the start of the class!

•  Application Submittal Checklist

• Homeland Security TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card)
       - SSEB Screening complete 

• OUPV Application (Form CG-719) 
       - Explanation for a YES in Section III of CG-719B (if needed)
       - NDR Consent & Check

• Oath  (administered at local REC when submitting application)

• 3 Letters of Recommendation - No longer Required! 

•  Minimum 18 Years of Age

• Physical Exam (Form CG-719K)
     - Original License: within the past 1 year; Renewal License: within  the past 3 years
    - Medical Tab in MMLD

• Drug Testing Compliance (within the past 6 months)

• Mariner Fees Paid 

• Copy of current credentials (if held)

• Sea Service Forms (Requirements Below)

• First Aid completed within 1 year of application (original only)

• CPR must be current (original only)

Sea Service Requirements - OUPV
Inland License
    – 360 days of service, 90 days of which must be in the past 3 years 

Near Coastal License
    – 360 days of service, 90 days of which must be in the past 3 years (recency)
    – 90 days of this service must be on Ocean or Near Coastal waters.

Great Lakes License
    – 360 days of service, 90 days of which must be in the past 3 years (recency) 
    – 90 days of this service must be on Great Lakes.

Other Requirements 
OUPV is limited to undocumented vessels and may be issued to non US Citizens 

Exams
Advanced Maritime OUPV Course Completion Certificate 
   (exempts you from any further Coast Guard examinations)

OUPV "6-Pack" Requirements 
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