Each EOCT has three test versions. If a member retakes as exam, the ESO shall ensure he is given the next sequential test version. Under no circumstances shall the member take the same test version twice in succession.
Administered to members who have previously passed an initial DWO exam or a renewal DWO exam within the last five years. This five-year period of eligibility commences on the date the last successful examination was administered.
Test is open book, permitting the candidate to use a like new, corrected-to-date, but otherwise unmarked copy of the Navigation Rules, International-Inland, COMDTINST M16672.2 (series) book. The book can not contain personalized tabs, indexes, or notes.
If a member fails to successfully complete a renewal DWO exam within five years, the member must revert back to the initial DWO exam (DWINTO).
Approved Rules of the Road Courses
Members may take approved non-CG Rules of the Road Courses and receive credit for the CG DWO exam.