Become a Captain this Spring
The TCC Hampton Roads Maritime Training Program is now offering Coast Guard approved courses at its Suffolk Center for Workforce Solutions.
Turn your love of recreational boating into a second career. Earn your Coast Guard-approved captain's license at TCC. Start your own fishing, cruising or assistance towing business, lower your insurance rates and more. All with no testing at the U.S. Coast Guard.
Mariners taking these courses are able to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard license as either an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) or a 100 Ton Master. The OUPV license is a federal requirement for any vessel operator who takes up to six passengers out on the water for hire. This includes activities like charter fishing, sight-seeing, para-sailing, etc.
The 100 Ton Master license is required when more than six paying passengers are carried. These Coast Guard approved training courses satisfy the examination portion of the Coast Guard requirements for an OUPV or 100 Ton Master’s License. Our Suffolk location will provide better access to those mariners coming from the Hampton and Newport News areas.
The next class at the Suffolk campus will be March 24 - April 2 from 8am-4pm.
For more information please call the TCC Maritime Training Program at (757) 822-7669 or the TCC Center for Workforce Solutions office at (757) 822-1234. You can also log on to the Maritime Training Center Website.