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NMC extends credential deadlines due to government shutdown

Jan 7, 2019 09:38 AM

Adjustments also include testing cycles interrupted by Regional Exam Center closures

The following is text of a news release from the National Maritime Center (NMC):

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — To mitigate the impact caused by the partial lapse in appropriations and shutdown of National Maritime Center operations, the following actions are being taken:

• Merchant mariner credentials (MMC) (national endorsements only) and medical certificates that expired in December 2018 or expire in January 2019 are extended as valid until March 31, 2019. Print the attached letter and carry it with your credential.
• Additional information (AI) letters, sent to mariners that expired in December 2018 or expire in January 2019 are extended to March 31, 2019.
• Approval to test (ATT) letters and mariner training course certificates that expired in December 2018 or expire in January 2019 are extended until March 31, 2019.
• For mariners whose 90-day testing cycles were interrupted by Regional Exam Center (REC) closures (starting on Dec. 26, 2018), the days the RECs were closed will not count against the 90-day period. REC appointment calendars will be reopened immediately once appropriations are restored.
• E-mail any course approval extension requests to NMCCourses@uscg.mil.

The NMC understands the partial shutdown may affect our industry customers and stakeholders and we apologize for any potential inconvenience.

If you have questions, visit the NMC website, or contact the NMC Customer Service Center by using the NMC online chat system, by e-mailing IASKNMC@uscg.mil, or by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662).

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