The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published a Policy Letter to provide guidance on the affidavits required with an application for a duplicate merchant mariner credential and mariner medical certificate.
The National Maritime Center will launch a centralized electronic delivery process (via e-mail) for renewal examinations in order to maintain the flow of mariner credentials during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Maritime Center posted a bulletin to its website announcing the following changes to the mariner examination process at its Regional Exam Centers. The changes take affect April 6, 2020.
In this post, the Merchant Credentialing Program Policy Division is providing guidance to mariners in consideration of the limited number of approved Qualified Assessors available to conduct STCW assessments.
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 National Maritime Center and other mariners make long-term improvements to the knowledge examination system.