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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:

*Emails should not exceed 35MB 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.
  1. Preferred Method is Email in PDF format: NMCCourses@uscg.mil.
  2. 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.
  3. Mail (on a CD or DVD in PDF format):
    100 Forbes Drive
    Commanding Officer (NMC-2)
    USCG National Maritime Center
    Martinsburg, WV 25404

  4. Fax: 304-433-3408

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

    1600 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway - Suite 110
    Miami FL 33323
    Capt. John Chrysostom
    Email: john.chrysostom@dnvgl.com
    Office: 954-838-0055

    ABS Americas Learning Center
    1701 City Plaza Drive
    Spring, Texas 77389
    Merwyn R. Oliveria
    Email: MOliveria@eagle.org
    Office: 281-877-6406

New or Alternate Site Approvals:

Requests that are submitted outside the course approval submission should be emailed to NMCSiteApprovals@uscg.mil.
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