Confident Captain/Ocean Pros offers a wide variety of courses ranging from many different USCG certified courses as well as RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Sail Certification. The best way to determine which course(s) you are eligible to take, is to read through the prerequisite requirements for each course and then calculate your sea time to determine which course you will be eligible to take.

If you are new to the industry and do not have 360 days on the water (90 in the past three years) you are not yet eligible to get your Captains License. Our recommendation is that you take STCW-95 Basic Safety training so that you will begin your career with knowledge about how to prevent accidents what to do in the case of an emergency.

If you have 360 days on the water (90 in the past three years) then you may be eligible to get your OUPV or Master 25/50/100GT Captains License. This course will teach you all of the rules of the road, basic navigation, deck safety and more! This license will allow you to captain US flagged boats.

If you are an accomplished sailor and have captained vessels during several long and overnight passages then you may be a candidate for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Sail Certification Course!