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Renewing a Credential - USCG National Maritime Center

http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/credentials/renewal/default.asp

National Maritime Center (NMC)


Providing Credentials to Mariners

Renewing A Merchant Mariner Credential


Welcome to the NMC renewal website. Here you will find information in regards to renewing your license or what we now refer to as a Merchant Mariner Credential. One of our most recent changes is the requirements of all US Mariners to have a TWIC. In order to avoid delays in obtaining your credential we have developed a checklist to help you complete this process. Please review the checklist to ensure that you do not miss or leave anything out of your application. Your application must be submitted (mailed) to a REC and not to the National Maritime Center. REC Application Acceptance Checklist Straight Renewal If you are looking for a straight renewal then you are at the correct website. Below you will find our Renewal Wizard to help guide you through the process of renewing your credential. Renewal Wizard - helping Mariners to understand the renewal process and federal requirements. CG-719B NMC Application - Fillable (large file) or non-fillable (small file, fast download) Renewing Fees TWIC Requirements Frequently Asked Questions Raise of Grade or Endorsement If you are looking to upgrade (Raise of Grade) your credential then we recommend that you visit our Upgrade or Raise of Grade website. Raise of Grade (Endorsement)

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Renewing a Credential - USCG National Maritime Center

http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/credentials/renewal/default.asp

Below you will find a list of Mariners classifications with basic renewal information. Each link will take you to the Code of Federal Regulations which will inform you of the requirements. MASTER or MATE (PILOT) of TOWING (10.209) Completion of one of the above requirements, AND Completion of practical demonstration before a designated examiner, OR Submit proof of ongoing participation in training and drills. STCW(A-I/11) You must provide 360 days of seagoing service gained within the last 5 years, performing functions appropriate to the certificate held to demonstrate continued competency. If you cannot meet this requirement, you must complete the requirements of Basic Safety Training (BST) which includes approved courses in Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid, and Personal Safety and Social Responsibility OR provide an approved BST refresher course. RADIO OFFICERS (10.209) Present a currently valid license as 1st or 2nd class radiotelegraph operator issued by the Federal Communication Commission. TANKERMAN (13.120) A. 2 transfers within the last 5 years OR an approved Tankerman course, AND 360 days of service during the past 5 years, OR Pass a comprehensive, open-book exam, OR Complete an approved refresher course, OR 3 years of closely related service/employment. MMC W/OUT QUALIFIED RATINGS (10.227) There are no professional requirements for renewal of an entry level rating MMD. RADAR OBSERVER (15.815) Must complete the appropriate approved course and present us this certificate. Payment We highly recommended that you use Pay.Gov - Credit Card Payment Form in order to pay for your credential. It is fast, safe, and reliable method of payment. See Title 46 CFR 10.219 for additional information. NMC Customer Service Center (CSC): 1-888-IASKNMC (1-888-427-5662) email (IASKNMC@uscg.mil) Contacting the Web Master for Technical issues regarding the website. In order to view PDF files you will need an Acrobat Reader. To download this free software, click the Adobe icon. Merchant Mariner Credential List Server

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