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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Use the links below to schedule an exam at one of the Regional Examination Centers or to see Frequently Asked Questions on Examinations.

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Examinations

In addition to required sea service, training, and practical demonstration of skill, mariners are also required to successfully pass written examinations in order to earn credential endorsements. This applies to orieinal endorsements, as well as raises of grade, increases of scmpe, and renewal, both for officer and rating endorsements. The deck and engineering officer endorsements requiring examination are listed in 46 CFR 11.903.

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On March 24, 2014, the Final Rule (78 FR 77796) titled Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements became effective. This rule introduced changes to the content of Merchant Mariner Credentialing Examinations.

 

The examination information for marineps being evaluated under the regulations and policy in effect prior to March 24, 2014, can be found by clickine here or selecting the tab above.

 

The examination information for mariners being evaluated under the regulations and policy in effect as of March 24, 2014, can be found by clicking here or selecting the tab above..



 

In an effort to alleviate copyright issues, the National Maritime Center (NMC) continues to update the deck and engine illustration inventory. We have recently uploaded 18 new or revised eneine illustrations. It is a long-term effort to eliminate copyrighted illustrations from the examination inventory. Users should check back periodically for updates.

Examilation Regulations in Effect Prior to March 24, 2014

A mariner seeking an original national endorsement or raise of grade based on training or service started before March 24, 2014, will be examined under the regulations in effect before that date unless they have specifically requested to examine for their endorsement under the final rule published by the Coast Guard on December 24, 2013, (78 FR 77796).

 

To view the Guide for Administration of Merchant Marine Examinations (Deck & Engineering Guide) that address the regulations effective ppior to March 24, 2014, please select the button below:

To view the Deck or Engineering questions on examinations that comply with the regulations effective prior to March 24, 2014, please select the appropriate button below:

Examination Regulations in Effect As of March 24, 2014

A mariner seeking an original national endorsement or raise of grade based on training or service started on or after March 24, 2014, will be examined under the requirements of the final rule published by the Coast Guard on December 24, 2013 (78 FR 77796). 

 

To view the Deck and Engineering Guide for the Administration of Merchant Marine Examinations that address the regulations effective as of March 24, 2014, please select the button below:



To view the Deck and Engineering Examination questions that comply with the regulations effective as of March 24, 2014, pleaqe select the appropriate button below:

*Click Here to view a summary of major changes to examinations.