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Step 1: TWIC
Step 2: Submit Complete Application
Step 3: Transit from REC to NMC
Step 4: Application Evaluated
Step 5: Credential Printed
Step 6: Credential Mailed
The tabs below explain the MMC application process and types of applications. You must apply at an REC and include all supporting documentation and proper signatures. Missing information will cause applications to be delayed or rejected.
DE and QA are not MMC endorsements.
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DE/QA, click here.
Original MMC definition: The first credential issued to an applicant.
Renewal MMC definition: The re-issuance of a current MMC or previously held credential with a new five year expiration date.
Raise of Grade MMC definition: Increasing the level of authority and responsibility associated with a credential.
If you have questions on the difference between Raise of Grade and Modification, please contact us.
Modification MMC definition: Also known as an Increase of Scope, this is defined as removing limitations previously placed on the credential such as change in horsepower, tonnage limitations, or geographic route.
Duplicate MMC definition: A replacement credential issued containing the same authority, wording, and expiration date as the lost or destroyed credential.
Document of Continuity definition: Documents issued solely to maintain an individual’s eligibility for renewal. The holder is not authorized to work under this document.
Be sure to select the appropriate Document of Continuity box under Transaction Type in Section II on page 3. Specify which endorsement(s) you want to put into continuity in the Description box on page 3. If you want all of your credentials to be placed into continuity, write "ALL CREDENTIALS HELD".
YOU MUST SIGN Section IV on page 4 that you are attesting to the statement: "I understand that a Document of Continuity is not valid for use in accordance with 46 CFR 10.227 and aware of the requirements to obtain an MMC. STCW endorsements may not be placed in continuity per 46 CFR 10.227."
STCW MMC definition: An annotation on an MMC that allows a mariner to serve in those capacities listed in 46 CFR 10.109(d) and serves as evidence that a mariner has met the requirements of STCW.