Merchant Mariner Credentialing Fees

Required mariner fees for evaluation, examination, and issuance can be found in 46 CFR 10.219 (Mariner Fees). When paying fees, we recommend utilizing  Make sure that your payment receipt is included as part of your application packet when submitting it to your local Regional Exam Center.


Preferred payment method is Pay.Gov.

Mariners can pay by credit card, check or money order. Open Fees FAQs for details on how much to pay and how to submit payment.


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Important Information on Fees

Payment(s) must be exact amount.

STCW, Document of Continuity, and Medical Certificate applications do not require fees.

Preferred Payment Method is a convenient and fast way to make secure electronic payments to the NMC. Make sure to include your payment receipt with your application packet.