Step 5: Send to Your Local REC

Application submission for a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) is done at a Regional Exam Center (REC). You MUST submit to an REC and not directly to the National Maritime Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Please make sure you have submitted a complete application to avoid any delays. Using the MMC Application Acceptance Checklist will ensure your application is complete. Complete applications are accepted electronically, by mail, fax, or in person with an appointment

If you send an incomplete application, you will receive an awaiting information letter and YOUR CREDENTIAL WILL BE DELAYED!