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Training & Assessment

The Training & Assessment team evaluates Courses/Programs and their associated Sites, Instructors, Assessors and Proctors for approval. In addition, the team also evaluates Designated Examiner and Qualified Assessor requests.

Getting a Course Approved:

Course or Programs including Instructors and Proctors should be submitted to the NMC’s Training & Assessment Division:

  1. Preferred Method is Email:
  2. *Emails should not exceed 8MB and if so, should be sent in separate emails (please put the order of attachments in the Subject line of each email). The system will not accept any compressed (ZIP) files.
  3. Homeport: Course providers should submit course completion data via Homeport. Course providers may also use Homeport to upload course approval submissions. You must have a Homeport account.
    To obtain an account and log-in directions for first time users, click here.
  4. Mail (on a CD or DVD):
    100 Forbes Drive
    Commanding Officer(NMC-2)
    USCG National Maritime Center
    Martinsburg, WV 25404

  5. Fax: 304-433-3408

  6. Coast Guard-Accepted QSS Organizations that are authorized to accept courses on behalf of the USCG:

    DNV GL Maritime
    1400 Ravello Drive
    Katy, TX 77449
    Darren Billard
    Office: 281-396-1657

    American Bureau of Shipping, ABS Plaza
    16855 Northchase Drive
    Houston, Texas 77060
    Merwyn R. Oliveria
    Office: 281-877-6406

New or Alternate Site Approvals:

Requests that are submitted outside the course approval submission should be emailed to
Find more Site Approval information here.

Helpful Course Submission Guides:

You will receive an emailed receipt once your request has been entered into our system. If you do not receive an emailed receipt within 7-10 days, please contact us at 304-433-3720