Limited Masters License (also known as USCG Launch Operators
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.
is the Launch Operator's License?
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.
are the USCG requirements?
17 for uninspected launches
18 for inspected launches
days underway experience on like vessels (time acquired
since age 16)
of those days in the last 3 years
drug test, eye exam
Aid class completion
from an approved Safe Boating Course
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC
is the Boatwise Launch Class?
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 section 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.
is only $295 (2 days including materials and test)
Links to: Class Schedules & Locations || Registration Form