Upgrade Master 100 GRT To Master 200 GRT/500GT $645.00


QUALMI-526: Upgrade Master 100 GRT To Master 200 GRT/500GT 


Course Description:

This course provides training to mariners seeking to upgrade their existing Master or Mate 100 Gross Registered Tons (GRT) license upon Great Lakes, Inland and/or Near Coastal waters to Master or Mate of 200 GRT as specified in 46 CFR Part 10. It satisfies the classroom instruction and examination requirements listed in 46 CFR 10.910, Table 10.910-2 in lieu of taking the examinations at a US Coast Guard Regional Examination Center (REC).

The 200 GRT upgrade course is principally intended for candidates who currently hold a U.S. Coast Guard license as Master or Mate of 100 GRT or have completed a U.S. Coast Guard approved course for Master or Mate of 100 GRT within the 12 month previous to course attendance who wish to upgrade to Master or Mate of 200 GRT. The 200GRT tonnage license is also now equivalent to the 500 GT International Tonnage Convention (ITC) tonnage. Ideally, students attending this course should have completed a minimum period of one year underway on vessels of appropriate GRT for Inland, Great Lakes or Near Coastal licenses with ninety days of that experience acquired during the three years previous to enrollment, and preferably have gained some watchstanding experience on the relevant waters.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they have the required minimum sea service on appropriate tonnage vessels for the upgrade to 200 GRT. A basic knowledge and skill level commensurate with a Master 100 GRT license is prerequisite for attendance at this course. This course will also be of value to others operating vessels on the water who may not be seeking U.S. Coast Guard licenses, or whose experience is not up to the minimum requirements established under most conditions.

Topics covered:

  • Navigational Compasses
  • Advanced Navigation
  • Cargo Stowage, Security and Handling Gear
  • Fire Prevention and Firefighting Appliances
  • Lifesaving Appliances and Arrangements
  • Ship Stability and Load Lines
  • Rules of the Road (Inland and International)
  • Marine Engineering/Power Plant Operating Principles

Examinations: Three examinations are administered on the final day of the course. The examinations are similar in format and content to the examinations given at the US Coast Guard Regional Examination Centers (RECs) and are accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard in lieu of their exams. The exams, number of questions and minimum passing score are as follows:

  • Navigation Plot 20 questions, 90% minimum passing score
  • Rules of the Road (International/U.S. Inland), 50 questions, 90% minimum passing score
  • Deck Safety/General 20 questions, 70% minimum passing score
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