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2018 OUPV, OUPV Upgrade to Master 100 Tons/Assistance Towing/Auxiliary Sail Course and FREE NYS Safe Boating Class Schedule


(1) CAPTAIN (OUPV) 'Fast Track' Option3 REGISTRATION: 

(1) CAPTAIN: April 21, 28, and May 5, 2018 (9:00 a.m.- 5 p.m.) May 9, 2018 (5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) Exit 10 Northway - Clifton Park, N.Y.

(2) MASTER (100 TONS): Not scheduled to date.

(3) ASSISTANCE TOWING: Not scheduled to date.

(4) AUXILIARY SAIL: Not scheduled to date.

(5) License Renewal (NMT 100 Gross Tons):

June 16, 2017 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Exit 10 Northway - Clifton Park, N.Y.

(Contact NAV-ED for course specifics.)

Seating in classes is limited by USCG requirements. Prior registration is required. Contact NAV-ED Services Group for a pre-registration eligibility assessment or for additional information.

NYS Boating Safety Course

NAV-ED Services Group provided the New York State Boating Safety course during the 2016 summer months exclusively for the Great Sacandaga Lake Association.

The course is required for individuals age 10 - 18 who wish to operate a motor vessel and everyone age 14+ who wishes to operate a personal watercraft in New York State. In May, 2014, the course was required of anyone born after May 1, 1996.

The courses in 2016 were oversubscribed! 

NAV-ED NYS Boater Safety Program for 2017 offered for Great Sacandaga Lake Association in June and July on the Great Sacandaga.

[email protected] for availability and registration.





The New Captain Option3 Program is designed for candidates who can work independently on course materials but like to interact with other candidates and instructors.

Our Captain program includes independent homestudy with only 28 hours of classroom sessions followed by USCG examinations in a combination of 3 x 8 hour and 1 x 4 hour sessions.

This program is designed for individuals with family or employment commitments who find it difficult to participate in our twelve day Captain course.

Why Register for Option3?

Register if you are a motivated learner who accepts the challenge of independent study but values the opportunity to:

  • meet with other candidates to review work,
  • engage in discussion and
  • receive instruction on critical issues.

Option3 Offers Online Mastery Exams

Option3 provides online examinations for the Captain's program. Mastery examinations may be completed online from non-classroom locations.

'Fast Track' ON-THE-ROAD Available for Option3

NAV-ED can provide the 'Fast Track' program in 'alternate sites' approved by the USCG. We can bring our instructors to your yacht or boat club and provide approved instruction in 4 classroom sessions to groups of candidates.

Let's talk details.


NAV-ED is happy to answer questions about the USCG licensing process as well as our courses. Write your question in the 'Comments' section.

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