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      National Mate 500/1600 OC
      Certification Description
      Mate of 500-1600 GRT upon Oceans. 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 include recency- 90 days in the past 3 years on vessels of appropriate tonnage. MATE 1600, 1080 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters, of which 540 days must be on Ocean or N/C waters, and 360 days of service on vessels over 100 GRT, and 360 days of service as Master, Mate, or equivalent supervisory position while holding an Officer endorsement as Master, Mate, or Master/Mate Towing vessels, and 180 days of the service as Master, Mate, or equivalent supervisory position, must have been on vessels over 100 GRT; or 1080 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal vessels over 200 GRT, and 180 days of service as AB. MATE 500, 720 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters, of which 360 days must be on Ocean or N/C waters, and 360 days of service as Master, Mate, or equivalent supervisory position while holding an Officer endorsement as Master, Mate, or OUPV, and 80 days as Master, Mate, or equivalent supervisory position, on vessels over 50 GRT.
      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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