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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.

Saint Louis Regional Exam Center

Hours of Operation:

***Closed all Federal Holidays***

Regional Exam Center: 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday
Exam Room: 8am to 11:30am and 12pm to 3:30pm 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: No pocketknives or firearms. Must walk through metal detector. Visitor badge must be worn while in building.

Parking: No public parking on site. Closest paid parking, $6.00 and $7.00 per entry. One block from public transport, Amtrak and Greyhound bus. Least expensive way from Airport is by Metrolink light rail, [travel time comparable with taxi].

Tolls: No tolls

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Saint Louis, Missouri

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1222 Spruce Street
Room 7.105
St. Louis, MO 63103-2846

Phone: 1-(888) 427-5662

Fax: 1-(314) 269-2733


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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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