Ask a question
If you would like more information about our classes or just have a question, fill out the form below and submit. Capt Gary
1000 characters left
1000 characters left
Add files

OUPV Inland/Great Lakes, Near Coastal Oak Park, IL Starting Jan 26, 2024

OUPV Inland/Great Lakes Oak Park, IL Starting Jan 26, 2024

All registrations are made at Explorers Guide Midwest.


Jan/26/2024 -  Feb/04/2024
08 am04 -  05 pm04

Event description:

Caption David Wilson will be delivering a Explorers Guide Maritime Academy  OUPV Inland/Great Lakes Starting Jan 26, 2024

 OUPV Inland, Great Lakes, Near Coastal Dates Jan 26,27,28 and Feb 2,3,4 - 2024

 Class Fee: $775 Inland, Great Lakes, Near Coastal.  Includes all instruction, course materials (student manuals, use of plotting tools, charts, Rules book) and Exams.

 Drug Test throught Quest Labs is offered during the class. Results normally are available within 48 hrs. Cost $75

 All registrations are through Explorers Guide Midwest.  For more information and to register

First Aid/CPR will be offered as an online course with Skills checkout during the class, Cost is $73. Card is proved after skills checkout.. (Skills check is completed on the last Saturday)

Payment Options: by Credit card or Cash. Payment in full require 7 days before class start date.

Location Details: 

Krimson Security and Fingerprinting - 960 Oak Park Ave.  Oak Park, IL 60304

All registration is through

 Hours:  This is a 52 hr class over weekends. 0800-1730 hrs. Final exams given on last Sunday. Come prepared to spend time on the class as we need to cover all the material.

 Instructors: Capt David WIlson is the lead instructor 

Topics: covered  include Piloting, Marlinspike Seamanship, Navigation Rules, Magnetic Compass, Characteristics of Weather, Tides and Currents, Vessel Maneuvering and Handling, Small Engine Operations and Maintenance, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Emergency Procedures, Maritime Law, Shipboard Management and Training, Ship’s Business, Communications, and Lifesaving Appliances

The OUPV credential requires 360 days of sea service from the age of 16.

Important:  The First Set Of Exams Is Included In The Course Fee.  If You Are Required To Re-take Any Of The Exams, They Will Be Given In Plainfield, IL and A $45 Proctor Fee Per Student, Per Exam Will Be Assessed.  You may take a make up exam at any of our scheduled courses for no charge.