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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Complete applications for mariner credentials must be submitted through a Regional Exam Center or Monitoring Unit. Complete applications are accepted electronically, by mail, fax, or in person with an appointment.

 
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Appointments: We highly recommend that you schedule an appointment before coming to a Regional Exam Center. Walk-Ins for applications will be handled on a "Space Available" basis only. Exams are by Appointment only.

Houston Regional Exam Center

Hours of Operation:

***Closed all Federal Holidays***

Regional Exam Center: 7am to 3pm Monday through Friday
Exam Room: 7am to 3pm Monday through Friday

Exam Scheduling:
ALL Mariners are required to schedule their exams 3 working days prior to visiting a Regional Exam Center.

Exam Rules:
Exams must be completed within the week started and on consecutive days. For those taking more than one module, a minimum of two modules per day is required. If applicable, mariners must bring plotting tools.

Building Access:
Follow Federal Building Regulations

Parking:
Free parking is available. Due to recent vandalism and theft in the area, it is highly recommended that you secure all your valuables out of sight and lock your vehicle.

Tolls:
No Tolls

Local Restrictions:

Houston, Texas

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Location:
8876 Gulf Freeway,
Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77017

Phone: 1-(888) 427-5662

Fax: 1-(713) 948-3360

Announcements

The Houston REC will be closed on Aug 1, all other business hours remain the same.

Regional Exam Centers (REC) pre-screen applications, administer examinations, conduct oversight of Coast Guard approved courses, and support community outreach programs. It is important that you provide the Regional Exam Center with a complete application package to avoid delays.

You MUST have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) before applying for a credential.

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