The Merchant Mariner Credential, or MMC, is issued by the US Coast Guard and contains a mariners professional qualifications as endorsements.
Clatsop Community College Maritime Science Department located at the MERTS Campus offers the following USCG approved Licensing, Ratings, and STCW courses. We are approved to administer tests and issue a Certificate upon completion of the course and passing all exams for the courses indicated.
These are the costs associated with receiving a USCG issued MMC
The steps provided below outline the Merchant Mariner Credential application process.
While it is not a requirement, it is highly recommended that you talk to one of our Licensing Specialists or submit your application to the USCG PRIOR to taking the course.
With only a few exceptions all MMC applications require qualifying sea service experience. One of these exceptions is the OS rating.
The original issue of any MMC endorsement requires the applicant to enroll in the TWIC program. There are NO exceptions!
With only a few exceptions all MMC endorsement applications require a USCG physical exam and drug screening completed using the correct USCG form.
The original issuance of an OUPV, Mate, or Master endorsement requires completion of First Aid/CPR Training course within one year of the application date.
This is NOT required for an AB or OS application.
All USCG MMC applications require completion of form CG 719B.
The Merchant Mariner Oath is the last bulleted text contained in Section IV Mariner’s Consent and Certification; item 4 Consent. All applicants for the original issue of an MMC must have their signature notarized when signing item 5 Applicants Signature to document that they are accepting the oath.
Complete form CG 719C only if you answered yes to any Convictions and Drug Use questions in Section III.
The application fees must be paid online at the Pay.gov website. Include a copy of the receipt with your application to show that your fees have been paid.
All applications must be emailed to a USCG Regional Exam Center or REC. They may be emailed to Portland REC using the information below or use the link provided to locate an REC nearest to your location.
Portland REC Contact Information
Clatsop Community College MERTS Campus is located 1 mile east of Astoria, Oregon on Hwy 30.
The physical address is 6550 Liberty Lane Astoria, Oregon 97103
The Campus includes: Maritime Science and Maritime Licensing, Firefighting (Marine and Land Based), Welding and Fabrication, Automotive (All Areas), Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Historical Preservation