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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.

Los Angeles Regional Exam Center

Hours of Operation:

***Closed all Federal Holidays***

Regional Exam Center: 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 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:
ID required to enter building, access to REC is separate from Coast Guard Station

When you visit REC Long Beach there is paid and metered parking available around the Glen Anderson Federal Building area.


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Long Beach, California

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501 W. Ocean Blvd
Suite 6200
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: 1-(888) 427-5662

Fax: 1-(562) 435 -1050


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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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