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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Mariners MUST pay by check, credit card, or money order.  You should never disclose your full social security number, enter only the last four digits.

  • Preferred payment is by Pay.Gov.
  • Payment(s) must be exact amount.
  • Checks written to U.S. Coast Guard.
  • NO CASH will be accepted.
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Merchant Mariner Credentialing Fees

The National Maritime Center (NMC) is the government oversight for all credential evaluations and processing. The NMC has combined the individual merchant mariner's document, license, and certificate of registry, as well as the STCW into a single credential known as the Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). The MMC is issued by the U.S. Coast Guard under Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 10 and serves as the mariner's qualification documentation.

Title 46 CFR 10.219 Mariner Fees

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credentialing fees.

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