You must do to things ASAP. The first is get your application into the National Maritime Center to hold your spot. It is taking them 6 to 12 weeks to process application.
Application help can be found at http://www.explorersguidellc.com/services/help.html
Second get into a class. Either online or classroom. When done, we upload your grades to the NMC and they issue the license. If not sure about the online, we have people stop over for a day for mentoring rules and plotting.
Class dates for the Midwest
OUPV 6 pack Appleton, WI Start: Sept 25, 2014
Master Upgrade 100 ton Milwaukee, WI Start: Oct 9, 2014
Master Upgrade 100 ton Appleton, WI Start: Oct 16, 2014
OUPV 6 pack - Inland/Great Lakes, Algoma, WI Start: Oct 23, 2014
OUPV 6 pack - Madison Area (Deforest), WI Start: Nov. 6, 2014
Master Upgrade 100 ton Sturgeon Bay, WI Start: Nov 7, 2014
OUPV 6 pack - Sturgeon Bay, WI Start: Dec 5, 2014
OUPV 6 pack - Inland/Great Lakes, Chaska, MN Start: Dec 4, 2014
There still is time for you to get your license but you need to get going. Guideing for fall duck hunting on the Mississippi River as well as the Great lakes
Our classes start Thursday from 5:30-9:00pm, than Fridays night All day Saturday and Sundays 8:00am-5:30pm for to 2 extended weekends at an upcoming Explorer's Guide Maritime Academy OUPV 6-Pack class.
Cost: $645, includes all instruction, supplies, tools, and exams.
NOTE: Class approved for GI Bill in Appleton.
You'll learn the "rules of the road", how to plot your navigational course, and safety. Take control -- it only takes two long weekends to take the Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels course. Learn what it takes to be a captain!
If you're ready for a life change or are interested in learning what other boating related courses we have to offer at Explorer's Guide Maritime Academy, check out www.explorersguidellc.com or call 920-733-5500.
Fair winds and following seas
Capt Gary Kulibert