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.
You MUST have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) before applying for a credential.
Location: Jackson Federal Building
915 Second Ave, Room 194
Seattle, WA 98174-1067
"Building Entrance on 1st Ave"
***Closed all Federal Holidays***
Regional Exam Center: 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Thursday closed Friday
Exam Room: 7:30am to 3pm Monday through Friday
Appointments: We highly recommend that you schedule an appointment before coming to a Regional Exam Center. Walk-Ins for applications will be handled on a "Space Available" basis only. Exams are by appointment only.
Exam Scheduling: ALL Mariners are required to schedule their exams 3 working days prior to visiting a Regional Exam Center.
Exam Rules: Exams must be completed within the week started and on consecutive days. For those taking more than one module, a minimum of two modules per day is required. If applicable, mariners must bring plotting tools.
Building Access: The REAL ID Act of 2005 prohibits Federal agencies from accepting, for official purposes, driver's licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act's minimum standards (Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Washington). As of Monday, January 30, 2017, Federal agencies will be prohibited from accepting driver's licenses and identification cards from the listed states for accessing federal facilities and military installations. In order to gain access to an REC, you must provide a valid driver's license or identification card from a state that meets the Act's minimum standards OR by providing some form of currently valid federal identification (passport, TWIC, MMC, etc.). Failure to provide proof of acceptable identification will prevent you from entering the REC to conduct business which may affect your credential and/or application.
Parking: Parking is available in the local area via street meters or at commercially paid parking lots.
Tolls: Ferry schedules and fares
Local Restrictions : No at this time.