Application Inventory: the total number of applications that are currently being processed.
Credential Throughput: a ratio of the total number of applications finished divided by the total number of applications received.
Overall Processing Time (OPT): application submitted date to issued date.
Net Processing Time (NPT): the total time the Coast Guard spends processing the application. NPT does not include time waiting for information from mariners (AI). The NMC has set a net processing goal of 30 days.
Credential Processing Time: measured in terms of overall processing time (OPT) and net processing time (NPT).