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What are the CPR and First Aid rules for getting my USCG OUPV?

You are required to have valid Adult CPR certification and basic first aid course completed within a year of submitting your application.


The USCG will accept an American Red Cross First Aid and CPR card or a USCG approved course certificate for First Aid and CPR when you are getting your first USCG License as an officer.



You can take a course at the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, ASHI or a USCG course provider all offer classroom courses that will meet both these requirements. No matter which provider you choose you need to make sure some portion of your First Aid and CPR course is done is person. If you First Aid | CPR card from Red Cross says ONLINE anywhere on it the card will not be accepted.


If you already hold a valid STCW Basic Training, it takes care of this requirement.



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 office hours Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 - 5:30 pm PT inside of mmseas.com under License Guidance and then Daily Office Hours.


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 mmseas.com under License Guidance.

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