How Do You Obtain a Six Pack License?


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A six-pack license is acquired by obtaining an application from the United States Coast Guard. Fill out the application completely, and submit it along with all required documentation to any Coast Guard Regional Exam Center. The Center enters the application into a database and passes it on to the National Maritime Center for processing. If approved, the National Maritime Center issues the credentials and mails them to the applicant.

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  1. Gather the documentation required for the application

    The Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vehicle License (OUPV), which is also known as a six-pack license, is issued by the United States Coast Guard. Prior to issuance of the OUPV, the Coast Guard requires the completion of an application and the submission of specific documentation. The documentation includes, a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), medical certificate, Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation (MMLD), Drug Testing Compliance and mariner fees.

  2. Submit the application

    Submit the application and documents to any Coast Guard Regional Exam Center. The Regional Center enters the application in a database and then transfers the application to the National Maritime Center. The National Maritime Center reviews the application for safety, suitability, and medical and professional qualifications.

  3. Receive the issued credentials

    If the National Maritime Center approves the application, it issues the credentials, which it mails to the applicant.

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