NMC and the U.S. Coast Guard are constantly reviewing and updating policies. Here is the latest regarding STCW policy :
New or revised Merchant Mariner Credential checklists regarding STCW .
Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations
NMC mantains a complete list of U.S. Coast Guard Policy Letters that are directly related to our credentialing process. Please visit our Policy Letter website which breaks the Policy Letters down by subject and year.
The International Maritime Organization ...
Standards for Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (IMO)
Frequentley Asked Questions regarding STCW implementation.
Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS)
Policy letter 12-07
requires training in Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS). Certain officer endorsements will now indicate ECDIS limitations when evidence of ECDIS training has not been provided.
For more information view the bulletin - Sample
ECDIS Limitation Bulletin