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      National 3rd Mate Unlimited OC or NC
      Certification Description
      3rd (Third) Mate. This is an advanced-level merchant mariner credential. The general requirements for this credential are TWIC Card (Identification, Fingerprints, Citizenship, Social Security number, etc), CG-719B Application, NDR Consent & Check, Oath, 3 letters of recommendation, photograph (supplied by TSA), SSEB Screening complete, age of 21 or over, CG-719K Physical Exam, Medical Tab in MMLD, Drug Testing Compliance, Mariner Fees, and Sea Service Letters or Discharges. Sea service requirements are recency- 90 days in the past 3 years on vessels of appropriate tonnage, 1080 days of deck service on Ocean/NC steam or motor vessels, of which 180 days as AB, Boatswain, or Quartermaster, (while holding AB) 90 days of engine department service may be creditable, or graduation from a maritime academy. Other requirements include completing a First Aid course, CPR course, approved firefighting courses, and a valid, approved radar observer course. All candidates must complete an examination.
      Certifying Organization
      United States Coast Guard National Maritime Center
      https://www.dco.uscg.mil/nmc/stcw/
      Certification Details
      • More than two years of education or training after high school required?    Yes
      • More than two years of work experience required?    Yes
      • Oral or Written Exam Required?    Yes
      • Renewal Required?    Every 5 Year(s)
      • Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?    No
      • Renew through Re-Examination?    Yes
      • Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?    Yes
      • Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?    Yes
      Exam Details
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      Your local Regional Exam Centers (REC) provide valuable resources toward obtaining a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC).
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