|Merchant Mariner Credential Application Information and Help
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, and 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.
The steps provided here outline the Merchant Mariner Credential application
process and start with the least expensive step first.
Application Step 1 - Document your Sea Service
sea service experience, that includes 90-days of recent experience
within the past 3-years. Use form CG 719S to document your experience.
Application Step 2 - Enroll in the TWIC Program
enroll in the TWIC program through a Universal Enrollment System
(UES). Locate a UES near you >>
Application Step 3 - Physical Exam and Drug Screening
Physical Exam completed on form CG 719K, and a USCG/DOT Drug
Screening completed on form CG 719P.
Application Step 4 - First Aid/CPR Training
American Red Cross or American Heart Association First Aid/CPR
Training within one year of the application date.
Application Step 5 - Application Form
when applying for an OUPV or Master license check "LICENSE"; when
applying for an OS or AB check "DOCUMENT".
Application Step 6 - Oath and Application Fees
(REC). When delivering the application in person the Merchant Mariner
Oath and application fees can be taken care over the counter at the
REC. As an alternative to delivery in person the application package
may be faxed, mailed, or emailed to any REC; in this case the Oath must
be administered by any Notary using the MMC Oath Form and the fees
must be paid online at the GovPay Website.
Instructions for E-mailing Applications to an REC:
Portland REC contact information:
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