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How to Complete the CG-719B Application Video Guide
File Order Work Instruction
Merchant Mariner Credential, Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate application forms, and other various documents needed for the process are below.
All forms posted on the NMC website are the most up-to-date versions and will be accepted by the NMC.
To ensure submitted applications are complete, please use the NMC's Checklist:
Complete applications are accepted at Regional Examination Centers (RECs) via mail, e-mail, fax, or in person. The NMC will NOT accept applications directly from mariners, except for Medical Certificate ONLY Applications (719K or 719K/E) sent via email to MEDAIP@uscg.mil. If you submit an incomplete application, you will receive an Awaiting Information (AI) letter and YOUR CREDENTIAL WILL BE DELAYED!
For details on which forms are needed for each application type, visit the Merchant Mariner Credential page.
The Medical Certificate page specifies
the requirements for a medical certificate.
Application for Merchant Mariner Credential (CG-719B)
Application for Medical Certificate (CG-719K)
Application for Medical Certificate for Entry Level Ratings (CG-719K/E)
Conviction Statement (CG-719C)
Small Vessel Sea Service Form CG-719S (Sea Service)
DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form 719P (Drug Testing)
Instructions For Shipping Articles (CG-705A)
Shipping Articles (CG-705A) Form
46 CFR 14.311(a) allows shipping companies to electronically submit Certificates of Discharge to email@example.com.
Certificate of Discharge (CG-718A)
Course Approval Submittal Guide
Designated Examiner Submittal Checklist
Instructor/Proctor Submittal Checklist
Qualified Assessor Submittal Checklist
Sample Third Party Authorization Form (Medical Certificate)
Sample Third Party Authorization Form (Merchant Mariner Credential)
Sample Affidavit for Duplicate
Site Approval Submittal Checklist
TWIC Exemption Sample Statement
When must information be submitted to/retained by the Coast Guard?:
The master or person in charge shall file the logbook with the nearest Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) when the voyage is completed.
How is the information submitted?:
Official Logbooks are permanent records and must be submitted to the nearest OCMI for review by the Investigation Department. To locate your closest OCMI go to the Port Directory at https://homeport.uscg.mil/Pages/sector-directory.aspx.
What happens when complete information is received?:
The Official Logbooks are maintained at the OCMI’s office for six months before being transferred to the nearest Federal Records Center for 60 years. After 60 years the Official Logbooks are sent to the National Archives Regional Center for permanent storage.