Assistance Towing Endorsement (TOWONL) Online

The Online Assistance Towing Endorsement course is a USCG Approved Course, this means you can test with us at the conclusion of the course instead of having to test with the U.S. Coast Guard at a Regional Exam Center.

As with all of our online courses this is done at your own pace and when it’s most convenient for you. You have up to 4 weeks to complete the course but the majority of our students complete it in a lot less time.

This endorsement is required if you will be engaged in towing a disabled vessel for payment.

Any USCG license of 200 tons or less, including an OUPV license, may be endorsed for Assistance towing. This endorsement authorizes the holder to engage in commercial assistance towing within the scope of their license.

Course subjects include:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Towing terms and definitions
  • Towing equipment, Towing Hazards and Towing Setup


Please Note: Our school is located in California and our final exam testing locations are currently only in Alameda and San Diego, CA.

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