Applying For Your License
The application process and filling out all the forms for you license can be a daunting process., but USMA is at your side to help streamline some of the details. During the Captain and Renewal courses, we cover all you need to know for filling out the forms below.
For Masters and OUPV application make sure you use this form, NOT the Entry Level Ratings CG-719KE or the 2012 form. Download and fill out all personal information including yes/no portions and bring it with you to your physical doctor's exam.
You can print out and make copies of this form. Once you have created a final draft, you can revisit this link and use the fillable method if you wish. We will discuss in class.
Use this form ONLY if you have a conviction as discussed on the Merchant Mariner Credential Application (CG719 B)
Criminal Record Review CFR (for more detail info)
Motor Vehicle Drug & Alcohol Convictions (for more detail info)
US Coast Guard Regional Exam Centers (REC office locations)
Complete applications are accepted at Regional Examination Centers (RECs) via mail, e-mail, fax, or in person.
Coast Guard Payments
All Merchant Mariner fees are paid through the Pay.gov site. Click on "Pay a Merchant Mariner User Fee" to begin the process and be sure to retain your receipt for payment to submit along with your MMC application.
Renewing Your License
Your license needs to be renewed every 5 yrs. For information on our 1-day renewal class, please see renewal class schedule.
Checklist for upgrading Master or Mate from 25 GRT to 50 GRT or 50 GRT to 100GRT with only 90 days of sea-time since your initial license issuance.
US Maritime Academy Videos
This goes over the types of licenses and how to assemble sea-time and all requirements
Step-by-step process on how to complete all forms and submit paperwork
Need Help Submitting Your Paperwork?
Sea K's Maritime Licensing Service
Charles "Chuck" Kakuska is a 25 year veteran of the United States Coast Guard who can assist you in submitting your MMC application and paperwork (call for fee structure).