What course is right for you?

Confident Captain/Ocean Pros offers a variety of courses ranging from various USCG-certified courses to the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Sail certification. The best way to choose a class is to first determine a goal; decide if you are looking to use your certification professionally or not, and then consider if you would benefit most from basic safety training, a Captain's/Yachtmaster course, or both! If you are interested in getting your Captain's license or professional Yachtmaster certification you need to initially figure out how much sea time you have and the tonnage of the boats on which you have it. If you decide that you would like to use your license professionally, you should consider what types of boats you would like to work on; specifically you will need to decide if you want a license that will allow you to captain United States or foreign-flagged vessels.

For those interested in working on US-flagged vessels, the United States Coast Guard courses will meet your needs. Please click on the OUPV (Six-Pack), Master 100GT, and Able Seaman tabs below. If you decide that you are interested in basic safety training and want to learn skills such as basic firefighting and personal survival techniques, please click on STCW-10 tab below. For those interested in being able to captain foreign-flagged vessels up to 200GT, please read more about the Yachtmaster requirements below. Please note that upon successful completion of these courses, the student will graduate with a professional certification. Recreational boaters who are looking to advance their skills are welcome at Confident Captain/Ocean Pros.


Thank you for choosing to take a course at Confident Captain! On this page you will find all of the information you need for your first day of class. Please review the checklist and forms that are linked below in preparation for Day 1. Good luck in your course and do not forget to bring a writing utensil and a notebook!

Is parking available onsite? I will be coming from out of town, do you have hotel and visitor information?
What course(s) am I eligible to take?
When are your courses?
Where do I go to get a medical examination, drug test, etc?
What should I bring to class?
How do I document my sea time?
What do I need to have in order to get my license from the USCG?
Booking Conditions

Licensing Forms & Checklists