Category: Mariner Credentialing

9/14/2017: Coast Guard seeking membership for work group to review Merchant Mariner examination

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 review the accuracy and availability of examination references, length of examinations, and the use of standard technologies in administering, scoring, and analyzing examinations. Resumes should reach the Coast Guard by Nov. 10, 2017.

9/11/2017: New set of sample merchant mariner exams now available

The Coast Guard announced in a bulletin Sept. 8, 2017, that a new set of sample merchant mariner exams is available on the National Maritime Center’s (NMC) website. Section 315 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 requires the Coast Guard to make sample merchant mariner credential examinations and an outline of examination topics readily available to the public.