U.S.C.G - Prerequisites

Since our certificate is good for one year, you do not have to have all of your sea time prior to taking our course.  You have one year to complete the sea service requirement after successful completion of our course. The US Coast Guard Officer in Charge (OIC) makes final decisions on sea time approvals.

Additional Information
 
It is the responsibility of the applicant to determine his or her eligibility for USCG licensing.
 
For official rules and forms, go to the USCG website at:  www.uscg.mil/stcw/m-policy.html