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.

Toledo, Ohio

Hours of Operation

***Closed all Federal Holidays***

Regional Exam Center: 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday
Exam Room: 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday

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: Paid parking is available within a one block radius of the REC. Due to recent vandalism and theft in the area, it is highly recommended that you secure all your valuables out of sight and lock your vehicle. There are three Hotels within a 2 block radius with parking facilities or valet parking.

Tolls: No tolls

Local Restrictions: None at this time.