Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Five More Maritime Exam Centers Will Reopen on September 28


U.S. Coast Guard officials say the National Maritime Center has reopened five more regional examination centers on Monday September 28 for maritime exams, which must be scheduled in advance and are by appointment only.

The five include Anchorage (, Baltimore (, Oakland (, Portland (, and St. Louis (

With the exception of monitoring unit (MU) Guam, all the regional exam centers and monitoring units are open for limited services.

Previously opened regional centers include Boston (, Charleston (, Honolulu (, Houston (, Juneau (, Long Beach (, Memphis  (, Miami ( or (305) 536-4331), New Orleans (, New York (, Seattle (, MU Ketchikan (907-225-4496 (extension #3), and MU San Juan (787-729-2368)

The Coast Guard’s customer service center is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday and the call center phone line is 1-888-427-5662 or email

Additional openings of regional exam centers are to be announced soon.

Those seeking examination appointments should include in their email the applicant’s name, mariner reference number, requested testing date(s), phone number and a copy of their approved to test letter(s).

Everyone will be subject to COVID-19 screening questions and a temperature check and face masks are required at all times. Mariners should bring their own #2 pencils, a photo ID, a non-programmable calculator and plotting equipment.  No other personal belongings will be allowed in the testing facilities.

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