National Maritime Center (NMC)
Providing Credentials to Mariners
The mission of the Regional Examination Center (REC) is to pre-screen applications, administer examinations and conduct oversight of Coast Guard approved courses
Portland Regional Examination Center
For application status checks go to (http://homeport.uscg.mil/mmcstatus). For general information or technical assistance email the Mariner Information Customer Service Center at IASKNMC@uscg.mil or call 1-888-IASKNMC (1-888-427-5662).
Application Submission Email
REC location and Operating Hours
911 NE 11th Ave, Rm #637
Portland, OR 97232-4169
Phone: 1-(888) 427-5662
Fax: 1-(503) 231-6738
Hours of Operation: ***Closed all Federal Holidays***
REC: 7:30am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday
Exam Room: 7:30am - 11am / 12pm - 3:30pm Monday - Friday
Exam Scheduling: ALL Mariners are required to schedule their exams 3 working days prior to visiting an REC.
Appointments: We highly recommend that you schedule an appointment before coming to a REC. Walk-Ins will be handled on a 'Space Available' basis only.
Building Access: Click here for Federal Building regulations
Parking: Metered street parking is available as are several parking garages in the area; plan on at least 1-2 hrs
Tolls: No tolls
NMC Customer Service Center (CSC)
(1-888-427-5662) email (IASKNMC@uscg.mil
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Merchant Mariner Credential List Server | NMC Address & Location
Applications MUST be sent through your local REC