Mariner Credentialing

Wanted: Subject matter experts for merchant mariner credential exam working groups

The National Maritime Center is still seeking participants for the three remaining merchant mariner examination working group meetings in 2019.

  • Deck working group – September 10-12
  • Engine working group – October 22-24
  • Deck working group – December 3-5

Examination reviews are currently scheduled to take place at the National Maritime Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. However, dates and locations may change based on the number of attendees.

Section 315 of the 2015 Coast Guard Authorization Act requires the Coast Guard to commission a working group to review existing and new examination questions for accuracy and availability of examination references. Examination question review is an opportunity to help the NMC and your fellow mariners make long-term improvements to the knowledge examination system. 

To be considered, please *email all of the following documents to

1. Résumé – Click here for what your resume should include.

2. Non-Disclosure Agreement and Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.

*Email is the preferred method of submission and should not exceed 8MB. If so, they should be sent in separate emails (please put the order of attachments in the Subject line of each email). The system will not accept any compressed (ZIP) files. For other submission methods, please call (304) 433-3720.

For a full legal disclosure, please click here.

Complete details are available on the Examinations webpage. Should you have any questions, submit them to, or contact the NMC Customer Service Center by using the NMC online chat system, by e-mailing, or by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).

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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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