Standards Evaluation & Development

8/19/2016: Request for working group membership – Merchant Mariner Examination Review

The Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center (NMC) posted a notice seeking applications for a working group to review existing and new examination questions for accuracy, availability of examination references, length of examinations and the use of standard technologies in administering, scoring and analyzing examinations.

Resumes should include (but are not limited to) applicable information as follows:

  • U.S. deck or engineering MMC endorsements held
  • Seagoing experience, including:
    • Capacity served
    • Vessel Type
    • Tonnage
    • Routes
    • Cargo experience
    • Modes of propulsion
    • Horsepower
  • Areas of maritime-specific subject matter expertise including training and experience
  • Association with state maritime academies or approved training organizations including subject matter instructed and experience in training or assessment development
  • Membership in a maritime-related advisory committee, such as:
    • Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC)
    • Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC)
    • Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC)
    • National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC)
  • Human performance technology expertise


Cover letters and resumes should reach the Coast Guard on or before Oct. 15, 2016.

For additional details, please see the entire NMC bulletin.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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