Rhode Island’s Confident Captain to Offer Launch-Operator Course

Boaters can become certified to operate a launch like this by taking the Confident Captain course. Photo by ##https://newenglandboating.com/author/tom## Tom Richardson##

Confident Captain/Ocean Pros will be offering a Launch Operator License Class in Newport, Rhode Island, on March 19 and 20. The 16-hour course meets Coast Guard training standards and exam requirements to enable the operator to apply for the Launch Operator license. Completion of the course exempts students from having to take the licensing exam with the Coast Guard.

To participate in the course, students must…

  • be 18 years old.
  • have logged 90 days on the water in the past 3 years, and 120 days on the water on the type of vessel for which the license will be used.
  • have studied first aid/CPR (does not have to be completed prior to the course).
  • have a Safe Boating Certificate (does not have to be completed prior to the course.


  • Date: Saturday & Sunday, March 19-20, 2011
  • Time: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: 449 Thames Street, Suite 300 Newport, RI 02840
  • Cost: $350

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