Assistance Towing Endorsement
An Assistance Towing Endorsement is designed for boat captains who would like to be able to tow disabled vessel for a fee. Captains are required by the USCG to hold an Assistance Towing Endorsement on their license to be able to assist vessels that have run aground, are disabled, or have run out of fuel. Class is four hours.
Topics include: Towing Equipment, Towing Forces, Safety, Evolution of a Tow, Rules of the Road
Exams: There is one 20-question exam. Plan ahead for your proctored exam. Ideally, give us at least a two-week window for scheduling and sending out the exams. With over 400 proctored exam locations around the country, we usually can find a test center within one to two hour drive. BUT if local test centers can not help, it may be farther.