USCG Limited Masters License (also known as USCG Launch Operators License)
The USCG requires all launch operators to be licensed. This 2 day class substitutes for the USCG exam and includes a Safe Boating certificate and USCG applications.
The Launch Operator's License comes in two versions - uninspected or inspected vessels. To drive certified (inspected) launches, typical of most yacht clubs, the holder must have the "Inspected Operator's License." The renewable license allows you to work at any yacht club or marina and is good for five (5) years. The holder may operate up to 1/2 mile from shore.
The primary requirements are:
The USCG has approved the BOATWISE 2 DAY LAUNCH CLASS to substitute for taking their exam. Mid afternoon of the second day of class, the Boatwise test is administered. After successfully passing the 3 sections of our multiple choice exam, they receive a certificate which, with the completed application, may be submitted for either of the launch licenses (the above USCG requirements must also be met). The 1st day of class is a Safe Boating Class.
Launch Class total cost is $350