Under the new provisions of the
Merchant Mariner Credential regulations, which became
effective on April 15, 2009, Mariners will be able to submit
credential applications by mail or email to one of the
17 Regional Examination Centers (REC)
located throughout the nation. This will save you time and
If you are looking to sail on the high seas, American rivers, or great lakes you are at the right
place. It does not matter if you want to be a Captain, Engineer, or Mate you will find all you need on this page.
Below is a link that explains the transformation from multiple documents to one Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC).