Mariner Credentialing

2/6/2018: Direct submission of medical certificate applications to the NMC

The National Maritime Center posted an announcement on its website that to improve services to mariners, the Coast Guard has established a new option for submission of medical certificate applications (CG-719K and CG-719KE forms). Beginning Feb. 1, 2018, mariners may submit medical certificate only applications directly to the NMC. Regional Examination Centers will continue to accept medical certificate application submissions as well.

The requirements for submission have not changed with the exception that, beginning Feb. 1, 2018, submissions to the NMC can be made via e-mail at Electronic submission requirements can be found on the NMC website.

At this time, direct submission to the NMC is only for the medical certificate application. Applications for a Merchant Mariner Credential (CG-719B/MMC) cannot be submitted directly to the NMC. Any e-mailed application for an MMC, with or without a medical certificate application, made directly to the NMC will be deleted and the applicant will get an e-mail response with directions on how to resubmit their application(s) to a Regional Examination Center.

If you have any questions, please contact the NMC Customer Service Center by e-mailing, by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662), via our online chat system, or by visiting our website.

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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