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Complete your captain’s license course and final examination online. We currently offer 12 different online captains license courses and we are adding six more in the next couple of months.

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What Our Students Are Saying

Glad to have DMS and US Captain’s Training to help me get thru the process of applying for Masters license & Sailing Aux.

~Glen B. (Master Captain’s License + Auxiliary Sail)

Professional, responsive & timely. I’m grateful. Thank you.

~ Rick E. (Upgrade Master 100 to Master/Mate 200)

I received excellent guidance and directions through the entire process.

~Don C. (AB Course)

The course was pretty organized, I was able to take my time to do it and I did learn a lot and what a love the most is the great opportunity that you guys are given to me and other students to make our dreams to be a Captain come true.

~ Rigoberto H. (Master 100 Captain’s License Course)

Great course. Very responsive personnel. I liked it a lot.

~ Gordon D. (OUPV Captain’s license Course)

I was signed up for the online course and needed assistance. I called US Captains Training and a very nice lady said “I know exactly who you need to talk to” and it was Captain John S. I reached out to John and that’s all she wrote. John’s personality and his knowledge and the overall willingness to let me join his class was all I needed to hear. Very knowledgeable, an amazing teacher and a standout guy. Thank you Sir Captain Sir:)

~ Christopher E. (Master 100 Captains License Instructor Led Course)

This course was straight to the point, which I liked about it. Having some experience helping out on towing vessels before, I can say that the course covers things that are actually important in the real world and not just the classroom.

~ Matthew P. (Assistance Towing)

Great course and I can’t wait to start my Assistance Towing! Thank You! Simple and no nonsense. Perfect format.

~Victoria C. (Upgrade Master 100 to Master/Mate 200 + Assistance Towing) 

Loved the course! Very easy to follow along and was very detailed with all learning material.

~Marina P. (Master 100 Captain’s License Course)

Awesome approach to take a great deal of complicated information and break it down in a way that can be followed and understood. No matter how I use this certification there is no doubt I will be far more competent on the water and provide a safer environment for my guests. John has done an amazing job getting a large and diverse group of individuals ready and we all had a lot of fun along the way. Although I haven’t passed the exams yet I do know without the virtual portion of this program my chances of passing would be far less. I would also say the connection with Diamond Marine Services makes this process complete from start to end.

~John D. (Master 100 Course Instructor Led Experience with Application Consulting)

I appreciate everything and I will forward all USCT to everyone I work with. I appreciate Dave helping teach me some of the knots before I tested. Great Job everyone.

~Damien H. (Able Seaman)

Great course. Something I always wanted to accomplish. As a long time fisherman and boater, I really gained a lot of new knowledge.

~ Chris C. (Captain’s License OUPV 6-Pack – Online Course)

Everything about this course was great. The online school was very helpful. Captain John was amazing. I will recommend this course to everyone I know that is interested in getting a OUPV. My son will be doing the course soon.

~Carlos V. (Instructor Led OUPV + Assistance Towing)

Captain John was wonderful. At one point I was struggling with adding and subtracting time. Captain John took his time and explained it in detail and made sure I understood before moving on. I would not have passed the charting test without his teachings. The online course was very helpful. The way the class is laid out makes it very easy to follow and understand. I found it very helpful taking small quizzes at the end of each section and ending with a larger quiz that can be taken multiple times. I would highly recommend this course to others.

~Carlos V. (Instructor Led Captain’s License OUPV 6-Pack)

I found the course material well organized and progressing from simple to complex objectives. This allowed skills to be learned in order to both build confidence and knowledge. 

~Eugene L (Master Captain’s License)

Went smooth. All the tools and training aids were easily accessible and thorough. 

~Lance G. (Upgrade Master 100 to Master/Mate 200 tons)


My Captain’s License came in the mail today! Not a bad turn around time at all! Thank you for helping make it happen!

~Jordan C. (OUPV)

Everyone involved with this program has been extremely helpful from start to finish. Any and all questioned were answered thoroughly and was happily assisted with any problems I had. After taking this course I feel ready and confident to pursue anything in the maritime industry.

~Rafael M. (Virtual Master 100 Course)

I recently did my Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Course through US Captain’s Training. What I experienced from when I first got the books just to study from paying for the course was unbelievably great. Every staff member I talked to was great on helping me figure things out. David, my proctor was extremely helpful throughout the whole process he answered every question I had and he worked perfectly with me doing scheduling cause some days I was on the tug and we had jobs David was excellent. If any of my colleagues ask I am going to tell them to use US Captain’s Training because they have all the knowledge you need to succeed. I will be using y’all again in the future. Thanks.

~Amal M (Apprentice Mate (Steersman))

The entire course is well planned and explained. It was so convenient for people such as myself who cannot take time off of work to obtain our training. 

~David P (Apprentice Mate | Steersman)

The way the questions are presented in multiple ways with the (Statements to Recognize) really helps to retain the covered material! The responsiveness of the crew at US Captains Training has been extremely timely and helpful throughout the entire process. 

~Don K. (Online OUPV & Upgrade to Master 100)

The course structure worked well for me with the online training and video at our own pace. The weekly online classes with John allowed us to drill down on the details. He also allowed us to ask specific questions on areas we felt we needed additional clarification. The instructor makes the class.

~Scott S. (Virtual Master 100)

I enjoyed the virtual learning class to learn at my own pace and John is a great instructor.

~Paul H. (Virtual Master 100)

John was great to work with and also prompt in getting back to me with any question I had.

~Marc E. (Virtual Master)

Great Course. Very happy with the material and the videos.

~Caleb D. (Master 100)

I Googled online captain’s license courses that provided an environment from which I could pace my learning but also receive feedback from a professional instructor when needed. I found US Captain’s Training on the first page and liked the idea. Great Class perfect for the way I learn.

~Holandra S. (OUPV)

I was working full time and needed to find a way to upgrade without having to take too many days off of work. I did my online research and came across the prefect course which was convenient for me. It was an awesome experience. The course material couldn’t get any better in my opinion. I was able to work at my own pace in order to build the confidence that I needed to make my attempt at the exam. Can’t forget about Dave!! The perfect instructor for the job. Thanks again!

~Vince W. (AB)

Capt. John was a huge help. Very down to earth and made the course an achievable goal. 

~Adam E. (Master 100)

Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend the classroom and the methods provided. It was absolutely a phenomenal learning experience! Having been doing the self study methodology for the past two years and then realizing that I wasn’t capable of doing it alone, I was extraordinarily pleased to find US Captains training and an opening that fit my schedule. The online videos are a huge benefit! Captain John is an excellent instructor, I have been supremely impressed with his communication skills and attention to detail. His insight on what is required to focus upon is deeply appreciated. Thank You! 

~Richard M. (Master 100 & Sailing)

I like how the course could be learned through online reading, videos or with the physical book. I also liked how the map, dividers and parallel rulers came with the course and everything needed was included. 

~Zane T. (OUPV)

I enjoyed the course content/text and also the key terms review. Each module quiz was a good review of the material and it was nice that you could take the quizzes multiple times and get different questions each time.

~Carl B. (Upgrade OUPV to Master 100 Tons)

I have put off upgrading my 100 ton license way too long and, after taking the course, I am not sure why because it is self paced, easy to follow, low stress and resonably priced.

~Victor B. (Upgrade OUPV to Master)

The course was very educational and well setup.

~William R. (Online OUPV)

As someone who has trouble concentrating I enjoyed this course a lot. It was easy to follow and thorough throughout. I really enjoyed the key statements following the videos, the repetition of what I was reading was very helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking to get their master – 100 tons!

~ Megan G. (Online Master 100 Course)

The course was laid out in such a manner as to allow students to build knowledge in steps. Very Comprehensive. 

~ Jeff M. (Blended Master Captain’s License Course)

This online training course is exceptionally good. I had been struggling with the material for about a year, trying to do it by myself and some books and my license to test was about to expire. My math skills are mediocre or bad. When I finally reached out to and signed up for the online OUPV course (6-pack) the game changed. The course is very well structured – you can’t move on until you master a chapter. I even understood the math – it was very well explained and I passed with the best grades. I studied 3 weeks non-stop and am a licensed captain now. Sue, Neil, John and David were very practical, helpful and quick to respond. I am so pleased. If I can do this – you can too! Don’t struggle, take this course. Thank you all!
~ Eva Dorrepaal (Online OUPV Course)

The online course and material was very well structured. I was very impressed, as I had previously taken in person classes. I won’t go back to in person classes as this allows us to go at our own pace!

~ Mark W. (Master Increase in Scope)

Anytime I was unsure of a situation, whether it be, not understanding a question, or the process in general, all I had to do was call or email and someone was able to help clarify immediately.

~ Mario R. (Online OUPV + Upgrade to Master 100)

I honestly don’t believe there is a comparable training system out there to obtain a Captains license. The way the program is designed once you sign up, along with the study information provided gives you everything you need to succeed. I was nervous being a little older and not having studied for a test in many years that it might be a struggle. Due to the US Captains training practice test structure, I ended up getting 100% on every section of the 5 tests. I would recommend US Captains training to everyone looking to obtain a license.

~Michael B. (Online Captain’s License Courses)

Your excellent prompt responses to inquiries, the simplicity of your website tools and time saving online testing service was a life saver! I highly recommend US Captains Training.

~Joel Fisher (FCC GROL)

Course was great, well put together, the information and readings were very helpful in aiding me to study and prepare myself for the exam.

~Michael G (Upgrade Master 100 to Master/Mate 200)

Excellent experience. The learning objectives were well met. That helps both in successfully passing the exams and the ability to apply what I learned in real life applications. Thank you!

~Gregg D (Online Master Captain’s License Course)

I found out about this training online and it worked out perfectly for me. I really enjoyed being able to complete the course on my own time. 

The videos that were linked in the modules went over each section and were so helpful. Plus everyone I talked to and emailed was so nice and knowledgeable. Thank you! 

~Jennalauren T. (Virtual Master Captain’s License Course)

Cpt. John explains material and instructs with mastery. He will go to great lengths to ensure that every student understands and can remember the material he teaches. His availability is never ending and it is evident that his dedication to serving those signed up in his classes is second to none.

~Mike M. (Virtual Master Captain’s License Course)

The course well surpassed my expectations. Using the online presentations in conjunction with the virtual classes helped solidify the information.  This approach made the information logical and easier to remember as well as allowing a pace that worked around a busy schedule. Thank you!

~Chuck (Virtual Master 100) 

This was an excellent program, I enjoyed every bit of it and plan on continuing on with my studies with US Captain’s Training.

~ Victor D. (Virtual Master 100 Course)

I am grateful for the opportunity to be surrounded by such helpful personnel. 

~Armen T. (Online Master 100)

Awesome program and content with great lectures and easy communication when I had any questions.

Christian M. (Online OUPV)

“Capt John was excellent! very accommodating to our various skill levels, ensuring no one was left behind or unclear on any topic. Excellent focus on ensuring we were prepared for the on the water skill, but the test as well.

Hybrid format worked great as well, even though I was looking for in-person due to my lack of attention span 🙂  Would highly recommend to any mariner who is looking to be on the water as a profession or just for better knowledge.”

~ Brian S

Virtual OUPV

I greatly appreciate the layout of the program, but above all else I am tremendously grateful a program like this exists for busy mariners who have limited time off for licensure.”

Richard C.

Upgrade Master 100 to Master 200 Tons

Great course, very easy to navigate and great content.

Grant T.

Master Upgrade Master 100 to Master 200




“This course was very well organized and designed to help the student succeed with relative ease. Course material, modules, video, and practice quizzes were extremely helpful.”

~Thomas D. (Online Master)

“Great flow of information! Presentations were good length and provided mush detail. After taking the online modules I felt very prepared for testing!”

James L.

Upgrade Master 100 to Master 200

US Captains Training is a customer oriented and professional organization with a very friendly staff that will help you get your licenses quickly.

I signed up for a number of FCC tests (Elements 1, 3 & 6 and Telegraphy Elements 1 & 2). The US Captains Training Website is easy to navigate and has sub-element quizzes for each test element to help you prepare.

The actual proctored exams are done over the web from the convenience of your home. Neil was my proctor for the FCC tests, and he was very accommodating for scheduling the tests.

After passing the tests, Neil handled all the paperwork with the FCC and I had my license within an hour or so.

I highly recommend US Captains Training.

Albert Z.

Radiotelegraph Operator License (T)

Thank you for the amazing virtual class! I loved the set up and that I never had to leave my home.


Virtual Master Captain’s License Course

I started out using Mariner’s Learning System, totally on line. At some point, I really needed to ask a question, and they simply aren’t set up for that. I called the 800 office number and “Capt Alex” was rude and arrogant. I found a company (US Captains) and WOW, what a difference! Their manuals follow a much more logical process, and they post YouTube videos that are so incredibly helpful. I didn’t realize how archaic the Mariners system was until I was exposed to US Captains. There really is no comparison, US Captains utilizes modern technology and Mariners was like something written out of the 80s with no updates.

David Stults

Captain’s License Course

Painless process. Great course!


OUPV + Towing Endorsement Student


Thank you all for your help and support for the training and evaluation. There are a few more things to do on the checklist before I send off the application to the Coast Guard.

The online courses were well laid out and thorough. The video was helpful and succinct. I particularly liked the encouragement statements every time I got through a quiz. There is so little of that in education these days – recognition of effort and hard work. It’s the sign of a good teacher!l

I’ll recommend this training to anyone and everyone.


Empower mariners with straight forward captains license courses that work.

Neil Smith
US Captain’s Training

1st I took a (different) online course that was a disaster, 2nd I took US Captain’s Training online. Seamless! Thank you.

Online Captains License Course

US Captains Training is the most helpful licensing and testing service hands down.

Classroom Captain’s License Course

Thanks for getting my MROP processed so quickly!

FCC License

Wow! That was crazy fast!
Thanks again,

FCC License

The course was excellent, we covered a large amount of material in a short amount of time and I feel I am a better mariner for it.

Online Captain’s License Course

Sue, Bryan, and Neil,

I can’t thank you enough for a great experience with U.S. Captain’s Training. Your course not only prepared me perfectly for the tests but it also provided a thorough understanding of all the material, some of which I haven’t studied nor used before. It is always a pleasure working with people who are local and are hands-on operators.
Best regards and many thanks,

Online Captain’s License Course