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Guidance Regarding Affidavits Used in Conjunction with Mariner Credentialing

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.

National Maritime Center launches electronic delivery process for renewal examinations

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.

National Maritime Center: Updates to mariner examination process for 2020

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.

Update to Qualified Assessor Requirements

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.

Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group 2020 meeting schedule

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.

Regional Examination Center St. Louis permanently relocates

Regional Exam Center (REC) St. Louis has been permanently relocated from the 7th Floor to the 8th Floor of the Robert A. Young Federal Building.

Online mariner credential verification tool temporarily unavailable

While technicians work to resolve the issue, credentials may be verified by contacting the National Maritime Center directly.

Merchant Mariner Medical Manual now available

The guidance in this Manual should assist medical practitioners, the maritime industry, individual mariners, and Coast Guard personnel in evaluating a mariner applicant’s physical and medical status to meet the requirements of the merchant mariner medical certificate. This Manual incorporates and consolidates prior guidance on the medical evaluation of merchant mariners contained in several Coast Guard documents. The Manual includes guidance on the medical certificate and related processes, including procedures for application, issuance, and cancellation of the medical certificate.

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