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
requirements for that endorsement. All OUPV and Master applications
require at least 360-days of qualifying 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
All original applications for an OUPV or Master require the applicant to
enroll in the TWIC program through a Universal Enrollment System
Application Step 3 - Physical Exam and Drug Screening
All OUPV and Master applications must include a Merchant Mariner
Physical Exam completed on form CG 719K, and a USCG/DOT Drug
Screening completed on form CG 719P. When applying for an OS
only use form 719KE instead of 719K.
Application Step 4 - First Aid/CPR Training
The original issuance of an OUPV or Master requires completion of
American Red Cross or American Heart Association First Aid/CPR
Training within one year of the application date.
Application Step 5 - Application Form
All applications require completion of form CG 719B. Complete form
CG 719C if answering yes to any Convictions and Drug Use questions
in Section III.
Application 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. Otherwise the oath
may be administered by a Notary.
Portland REC contact information:
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10580 SE Washington Street - Portland, OR 97216
We are located just east of the 205 Mall off Interstate 205 on SE
Phone: (503) 841-6066
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