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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.

Ketchikan Monitoring Unit

Hours of Operation:

***Closed all Federal Holidays***

Regional Exam Center: 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday
Exam Room: 8am to 4pm 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:
Located in West Flight Building second floor last door on left. Building is open during normal business hours.

All parking in front of the West Flight building is reserved and tow away. Parking on Tongass avenue is 24 hour and 2 hour slots.

Tolls: Ferry toll to/from airport $5 each day.

Local Restrictions:

Ketchikan, Alaska

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MSD Ketchikan
1621 Tongass Ave
Suite 202
Ketchikan, AK 99801

Phone: 1-(888) 427-5662

Fax: 1-(907) 225-4499


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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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