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Old 23-08-2009, 14:48   #1
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Cost to Get a 6-Pack License?

I cant seem to find any numbers regarding the cost; can someone tell me what the 6-pack license costs (plus any other costs if there other certifications necessary before that)? These are necessary outside of the US, right? Internationally recognized? As in, I'd need one of these in Aruba for example?

If I were to decide in the future to upgrade that to a Master's license, what does that cost?

Also, is it true this is only for U.S. citizens? I'm Canadian, and Dutch. If someone can tell me the equivalent in Canada, that would be great.
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In the Seattle area the cost is about $800 after books and all. But here's a link that will give you more info.
But you'll need a certain amount of sea time (documented) in the past 3 years to qualify for the license application. I took the course just for the education. About half of the info was new to me.

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Here's a Canadian link.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/marinesafety/mps...ation/menu.htm

On to: http://www.tc.gc.ca/marinesafety/mps...n/stcw/mou.htm
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About $700 to $800 in Florida.
The course is about $500 or so, then the books, the background check, the drug test, the First Aid course, etc add to the total.

Upgrade to Masters would be about $200 I think.

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You will also need to add in the cost of a physical examination by a Doctor, about $120.00. And you will need a Government issued TRANSPORTATION WORKER IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIAL at a cost of about $130.00.

Being a Canadian, you will be limited to the six pac license only.
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Old 23-08-2009, 17:57   #5
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Thanks for the information, guys.

As for being limited cuz I'm Canadian, I would have thought there was an equivalent to the Master's, whether it be here in Canada, or, say, Aruba.
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If you are simply going to sail your own boat, you do not need any kind of license. If you intend to try to earn money by captaining aboat other than your own, then you will need a license. There is a UK equivilent to the USGG Masters, I believe that it is called a Yacht Master License/Certificate. I do not know if Canada has an equivilent or not.
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Yes, in the future I was looking to make some money chartering down there in the years ahead.
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Old 23-08-2009, 19:40   #8
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Canada 6 pack

Canada does not have an equivalent to the USCG 6 pack. There is no requirement for license for small craft even when commercial carriage. There is a 60 ton master license
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The license required is related to where you actually operate. Once you try to be commercial there isn't always a case where one license is all you need. Business licenses also are required locally. You insurance also changes a great deal (not in a good way). There are no insurance breaks by getting a license.
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The license required is related to where you actually operate. Once you try to be commercial there isn't always a case where one license is all you need. Business licenses also are required locally. You insurance also changes a great deal (not in a good way). There are no insurance breaks by getting a license.
This is getting more and more confusing. Maybe I should learn how to sail before I ask all these questions. lol. Oh well, just trying to get a jump on things. The more I can learn now, the better.

Okay, so I cant get a USCG Masters because I'm not American; Canada doesn't have an equivalent - Perhaps these Dutch islands have a Dutch equivalent?
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This is getting more and more confusing. Maybe I should learn how to sail before I ask all these questions. lol. Oh well, just trying to get a jump on things. The more I can learn now, the better.

Okay, so I cant get a USCG Masters because I'm not American; Canada doesn't have an equivalent - Perhaps these Dutch islands have a Dutch equivalent?
I'm studying for my license right now, and it certainly wouldn't hurt for you to pick up a self-study guide on the Internet for $30 and learn a bunch of things.

Personally I think a lot of mariners would be better off spending $100 on books and studying rather than spending thousands on gadgets to compensate. Not aiming that at you or anyone in this thread; there are just a lot of people out there that have no idea how to safely operate a vessel.
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Re: Cost to Get a 6-Pack License?

What is wrong with going this route for $80.00 (plus physical exam, and other minimal costs)?
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Re: Cost to Get a 6-Pack License?

get the sea time and study along the way. start studying the rules of the road. 20 minutes a day will make a difference. That is the hardest test on the 100ton or 6pack license
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Rules of the road was challenging but it seemed that several people failed the plotting section when I tested.. recreational craft insurance dropped 5% but commercial use ins is costly
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Re: Cost to Get a 6-Pack License?

with the plotting you can only be off 3 degrees i think. When you do a course if one of your plots are off there rest are off. take your time on the test. When i took my 200 mate test it only took be 15 minutes to pass the plotting, BUT i took that course right after hte 100 ton course so i had a head start on some people. Several people who failed the course were captains, they just did not spend the time to study.
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