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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Medical Division is responsible for determining the medical fitness for mariners to serve in the capacities specified by the domestic and international endorsements for which they apply.

 

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  • CG-719K
  • CG-719K/E
  • Supporting Documentation (NVIC 04-08)

CG-719K Credential Medical Evaluation Report

The Merchant Mariner Physical Exam (CG-719K) is required for Officers and Mariners with a qualified rating. The examination and form must be completed within 12 months of application date (36 months if applying for Raise of Grade). The medical provider completing the required examination must be a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner who is licensed in the United States or one of the U.S. territories.

DISCLAIMER:
USCG practices, with respect to the physical and medical evaluation process, continually evolve to align with current medical standards of care and current safety standards. Although the current NVIC 04-08 details specific medical conditions and the recommended data for evaluation of these conditions, it is not all inclusive or definitive and may be subject to further review.

 

CG-719K/E Merchant Mariner Evaluation of Fitness for Entry Level Ratings

The Merchant Mariner Evaluation of Fitness for Entry Level Rating Form (CG-719KE) is required for entry level mariners. The examination and form must be completed within 12 months of application date. The medical provider completing the required examination must be a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner who is licensed in the United States or one of the U.S. territories.

DISCLAIMER:
USCG practices, with respect to the physical and medical evaluation process, continually evolve to align with current medical standards of care and current safety standards. Although the current NVIC 04-08 details specific medical conditions and the recommended data for evaluation of these conditions, it is not all inclusive or definitive and may be subject to further review.

For the most current medical information available, please contact the National Maritime Center Medical Helpdesk, marinermedical@uscg.mil, or 1-888-IASKNMC (1-888-427-5662).

Supporting Documentation Needed in Accordance with NVIC 04-08

NVIC 04-08 provides guidance for evaluating the physical and medical conditions of applicants for Merchant Mariner Credential. The guidance in this NVIC should assist medical practitioners, the maritime industry, individual mariners and Coast Guard personnel in evaluating a mariner’s physical and medical status. Failure to provide supporting medical documentation for conditions can lead to significant delays in processing and evaluations.

DISCLAIMER:
USCG practices, with respect to the physical and medical evaluation process, continually evolve to align with current medical standards of care and current safety standards. Although the current NVIC 04-08 details specific medical conditions and the recommended data for evaluation of these conditions, it is not all inclusive or definitive and may be subject to further review.

For the most current medical information available, please contact the National Maritime Center Medical Helpdesk, marinermedical@uscg.mil, or 1-888-IASKNMC (1-888-427-5662).

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