Upgrade U is a complete App designed to help you study and MASTER the U.S. Coast Guard Deck Exams for ALL licenses.

!!! Study and Test anywhere you go!!! WITHOUT INTERNET!!!

Studying for exams takes a lot of TIME! Between school, work, family and social time with friends things start to fall through the cracks. Many available study aids are great, but tie you to a desk chair and take a lot of time planning as well as having a high upfront cost to you. The books necessary are heavy and not very convenient to haul around with you. DON’T GET TIED DOWN STUDYING!

??? Have a moment to study??? Want to take a quick test while you’re…

* in the cab on the way to your ship?
* waiting on your instructor to show up to class?
* on the way to take your test? (Just not while driving!!)

It’s always with you!! Studying for Exams has never been more convenient to incorporate into your every day life!

** University Studies and Psychological Scientists have proven that Practice Testing is one of two of the most effective ways to study!
~ APA, Association For Psychological Science ~

• ALL the Coast Guard questions that can be asked on your exam
• Majority of the solutions for Navigation and Stability problems (more are coming soon!)
• Practice Tests to take over and over until you get it right!!!
• The ability to print your own quizzes to simulate the exam room experience as well as anything else you would like to have printed
• Create your own personalized quizzes or quiz categorize and subcategories of your choosing
• All resources you’d find in a Coast Guard Exam room
• Tracks testing scores and stats showing where you are the strongest and weakest allowing you to focus on weaker areas
• Each exam lists the minimum score required to pass
• See the questions you answered correctly and incorrectly after each test
• Upgrade U tracks the % of times a question is answered correctly, removing the question after answering it correctly a sufficient 5 times (90%), allowing you to study the questions you absolutely need, saving time!
• Flash Cards displaying light diagrams
• IMO Fire Plan symbols
• Study tips for success available in extras tab

Upgrade U IS updated with the current Coast Guard question numbers and questions.
The questions and numbers on OTHER study software may not be updated so don’t count on the numbers from other software when searching for a question in Upgrade U.

• No Internet needed, great for studying on ships with no Internet!!
• Links available for study supplies
• Choose your license and you will ONLY see the questions on YOUR exam
• Interface is not obnoxious or distracting allowing you to focus on the questions, as well as being VERY easy to navigate
• Upgrade U is a tax write off for you Mariners!
• KNOW how you are going to perform on tests BEFORE testing!

+ Engineering testing app coming VERY soon! Tell your friends!
+ Questions will be updated as the Coast Guard updates them
+ Updates to improve features, App performance and efficiency will frequently be released
+ Upcoming links to Unions, Schools and other organizations

** “I took a 3 week course in a school for my upgrade but in no way I was ready to take the test, I studied with your app for few months and it was a great help.”

** “I've been showing everybody here your app and they love it. Most of the class is now using it along with several instructors.”

** “This app is everything you need to study for a license upgrade. My Murphy’s books sit untouched as I test over and over everywhere I go.”

• Please email ANY comments or suggestions to make this App everything WE need it to be!! ALSO, Please rate the App, so other Mariners will know how you liked the App! THANK YOU for your help!
!!! It’s never too early to get started, UPGRADE U !!!

What’s New

Version 2.4.2

- Fixed Bug on iPads with Testing

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Fnrndjdm ,


Better than lapware, easier to use and works offline. Includes the reference material required (bowditch, ics, nav rules, etc) unlike so many others. Really a great application. My only complaint is that in the test review I cannot review the question I missed in its entirety. When attempting to do so I am met with a blank white page. Adding the cg question number to the test review page would also help us review to find what mistakes were made. Thanks!

AKMariner ,

A great study tool

Could this program be more encompassing? Yes. If you devote yourself to using all of the study tools this program offers will it get you a passing score on the dreaded USCG exams? Absolutely. There is always room for improvement, but this program already provides the tools needed to pass the CG exams at a fraction of the cost of competitors, i.e. Lapware, study classes. This is an affordable way to study for your exams in the palms of your hands. I would recommend using this app in conjunction with a study course, but if you seriously devote yourself and use all the tools it offers, it's all you need.

jmplsnt ,

Nice App but incomplete

This is a very nicely done app and quite useful to the wild majority of mariners. I am "awarding" one star because there is no Study option for Advanced Stability for Master AGT and the promised solutions have been "coming soon" as promised by the seller for many months now. As this low rating is the only way I can register my displeasure at what I feel to be untruthful and unkept promises by the seller it will remain here for public viewing until the "coming soon" solutions are posted and there is a study option for these questions. Again this is a very nice app but being able to study/pass "most" modules doesn't really do one much good.....not near as much good as my money did the seller. Thanks for reading and good luck to all sitting for their exams.


Jon Phillips
618.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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