With Mariners Learning System’s self-paced e-learningwe make it an interactive, stress-free and user friendly experience. You will learn topics such as Rules of the Road, Deck Safety, Deck General, Piloting and Navigation. Our focus is that our students understand the How’s and the Why’s behind the material rather than just the Because’s. Our teaching methods are designed to support all types of learning stylesvisual, auditory, kinesthetic, and reading/writing! Students who follow our process have a 98.7% success rate on their final exam. 

We teach the necessary foundational elements for becoming a USCG licensed captainOur OUPV/Six-pack course is broken down into 4 main topics listed below: 

Rules of the Road
  • Steering and Sailing Rules
  • Lights and Day Shapes
  • Sounds and Light Signals
  • Differences between International and U.S. Inland Rules 
Deck Safety
  • Fire Fighting
  • Marine Engine Operations
  • Marine Radiophone 
  • Lifesaving Equipment 
  • Environmental Protection 
Deck General  
  • Marlinespike and Deck Seamanship
  • Marine Weather
  • Boat Handling
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Maritime Law
Piloting and Navigation General  
  • Introduction to Navigation 
  • Magnetic Compass 
  • Piloting Navigation (Chart Plotting) 
  • Tides and Tidal Current 
  • Approaches to Anchorages 
  • Electronic Navigation 

Once you successfully complete our online course, you will take the final exam online! The breakdown can be found on the testing tab page: USCG approved OUPV/Six-pack Captain’s License. 

MLS focuses on teaching from the ground up, establishing a solid foundation for all students. This course offers knowledge for all levels of boating experience. Whether you’re a brand-new boater looking to level up your wealth of knowledge or are an experienced captain looking to operate professionally and legally, this course has you covered. We do not talk down to you and you will have full access to our staff and instructors! 

Some of the learning tools Mariners Learning System provides to allow our students to succeed are: 

  • Hard copy study guides (with the Deluxe Editions) 
  • Full color digital study guides (downloadable for offline use) 
  • Learn on-the-go with our NEW mobile APP! 

Want to try it for yourself? Sign up for our free trial, so that you can make the most educated decision. 

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