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  • Writer's pictureNate Gilman

How do I renew my USCG OUPV (6-pack) without sea days?

You do not need sea days to renew your USCG license. You can take an Open Book Take Home Test that is emailed from the USCG after your USCG license renewal package has been approved or you can waste your money on a USCG approved renewal course.

Option 1) Open Book Take Home Test (Recommended)

You can take an open book take home test to renew you OUPV six pax USCG License. This will be emailed to you after your application is approved at the National Maritime Center. Remember, you have been sailing and got your original domestic license so the open book test should be a breeze!

The NMC will charge you one Examination fee of $45 for the open book renewal test.

Option 2) Take a Renewal Course

You can also take a USCG approved renewal course for each of your National endorsements. We believe this is a waste of your time and money but you are welcome to do them!

We hope this made your life a little easier and if you have other questions the MM-SEAS team is always here to help!

We do prefer to answer questions live with screen sharing to make both of our lives easier.

We hold free live virtual master classes Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 - 5:30 pm PT inside of under License Guidance and then Daily Master Classes.

Pro MM-SEAS members get access to our daily live office hours Monday thru Friday from 5:00 - 5:30 pm PT. You also get access to unlimited live 1 on 1 calls with one of our USCG Licensing Specialists. Pro MM-SEAS members can access these features inside of under License Guidance.

Need to renew, upgrade or get your first USCG license?
We're here to help.

Always Free | $299 if you file with us

(Includes fees)

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