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Original - Credential
Renewal - Credential
How-To's & Helpful Information
USCG Forms (Individual)
Regional Exam Centers (REC) pre-screen applications, administer examinations, conduct oversight of Coast Guard approved courses, and support community outreach programs. It is important that you provide the Regional Exam Center with a complete application package to avoid delay.
Mail or email your paperwork to your nearest REC for evaluation. Below are links the REC information:
Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) Application Process
Step 1: TWIC
Step 2: Submit Complete Application
Step 3: Transit from REC to NMC
Step 4: Application Evaluated
Step 5: Credential Printed
Step 6: Credential Mailed
Training Resources Maritime Institute, TRLMI, offers one-on-one credential & consulting services. Our services are for both new mariner’s learning to navigate the credentialing process, and the professional mariner renewing or upgrading their credentials. We can provide guidance on career paths or just review your documents to make sure your information is in compliance with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) National Maritime Center (NMC) applicable regulations and policies. Note that all information for credentialing and submission of paperwork is available on the NMC website, and our services are not required in order to submit paperwork on your own. Choose the service that best fits your needs or speak with a team member who can help determine the best services for your situation.
For a list of all credentialing services as well as prices, click here
Services can be provided in-person or by telephone and email.