National Maritime Center (NMC)
Providing Credentials to Mariners
The mission of the Regional Examination Center (REC) is to pre-screen applications, administer examinations and conduct oversight of Coast Guard approved courses
Los Angeles Regional Examination Center
For application status checks go to (http://homeport.uscg.mil/mmcstatus). For general information or technical assistance email the Mariner Information Customer Service Center at IASKNMC@uscg.mil or call 1-888-IASKNMC (1-888-427-5662).
Application Submission Email
REC location and Operating Hours
501 W. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 1-(888) 427-5662
Fax: 1-(562) 435 -1050
Hours of Operation: ***Closed all Federal Holidays***
REC: 7am to 3pm Monday through Friday
Exam Room: 7:15am to 3:15pm Monday through Friday
Exam Scheduling: ALL Mariners are required to schedule their exams 3 working days prior to visiting an REC.
Appointments: We highly recommend that you schedule an appointment before coming to a REC. Walk-Ins will be handled on a 'Space Available' basis only.
Building Access: Click here for Federal Building regulations
Parking: When you visit REC Long Beach there is paid and metered parking available around the Glen Anderson Federal Building area.
Tolls: No tolls.
NMC Customer Service Center (CSC)
(1-888-427-5662) email (IASKNMC@uscg.mil
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Merchant Mariner Credential List Server | NMC Address & Location
Applications MUST be sent through your local REC