CPM Application Help

    General Information ...

The cost of applying for a USCG issued Merchant Mariner Credential
(MMC) is about $500 to $600. This includes the USCG application and
issuance fees, the TWIC enrollment fee, the average cost of the
physical exam and drug screening, and the cost of the required First
Aid/CPR Training. This does not include the cost of any training
courses, travel, or lodging.

While it is not a requirement, it is highly recommended that you
submit your application to the USCG and get your approval
PRIOR to
taking the course.

Outline of the Application Process ...

The steps provided here outline the Merchant Mariner Credential
(MMC) application process and start with the least expensive step first.

The MMC is issued by the US Coast Guard and contains a mariners
professional qualifications as a merchant mariner.

If you need help at any point in the application process, please
contact us. We are here to help.

Step 1 - Document your Sea Service

With only a few exceptions all USCG MMC applications require
qualifying sea service experience. Use form CG 719S to document
your experience.




Step 2 - Enroll in the TWIC Program

The original issue of any USCG issued MMC endorsement requires
the applicant to enroll in the TWIC program.


Step 3 - Physical Exam and Drug Screening

With only a few exceptions all MMC endorsement applications require
a USCG physical exam completed by a licensed medical doctor on
form CG 719K and USCG / DOT drug screening completed by an
accepted drug screening facility on form CG 719P.





Step 4 - First Aid/CPR Training

The original issuance of an OUPV, Mate, or Master endorsement
requires completion of American Red Cross (ARC) or American Heart
Association (AHA) First Aid/CPR Training course within one year of the
application date.

Step 5 - Application Form

All USCG MMC applications require completion of form CG 719B.

Complete form CG 719C only if answering yes to any Convictions and
Drug Use questions in Section III.



Step 6 - Oath and Application Fees

All applications must be delivered to a USCG Regional Exam Center
(REC) either in person; or by fax, mail or email.

When delivering the application in person the Merchant Mariner Oath
and application fees can be taken care over the counter at the REC.

When mailing, e-mailing, or faxing the application package to an REC
the Merchant Mariner Oath must be administered by a notary, and the
application fees must be paid online at the Gov.Pay website.



Portland REC contact information:
  • Portland REC
  • 911 NE 11th Ave. Room 637
  • Portland, OR 97232
  • Phone (503) 231-2296
  • Fax (503) 231-6738
  • Email applications to: REC-POR-AppSubmission@uscg.mil


The National Maritime Center (NMC) is the last word in everything
about Merchant Mariner Credentials.

Call (503) 841-6066
Columbia Pacific Maritime INC

10580 SE Washington Street - Portland, OR 97216
Located just east of the 205 Mall off Interstate 205 on SE
Washington Street.

(503) 841-6066

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