Helpful Links

Helpful Links, Applications and Forms

Information for Prospective Captains

USCG National Maritime Center  NMC

Check your application at National Maritime Center  (NMC), Site to check license status:

Captain’s School  Online Course site:

Application Forms:

Video on how to fill out all forms in application and send in packet!!

Application:   CG_719B Application

Medical:    CG_719K Physical

Drug Testing:   CG_719P Drug

Sea Service:   CG_719S Sea Service

Convictions:   CG_719C Conviction

Application Checklist:  Application Checklist

Electronic Filings

New Orleans REC:

Baltimore REC:

Boston REC:

Charleston REC:

Miami REC:  phone: 888-427-5662

Other RECs:    Regional Exam Centers

 USCG Forms  USCG Application Forms


Online Charts


Coast Pilot

Rules of the Road

Lights List

Practice Questions 

Rules of the Road Quick Reference:   Quick Reference

Training for Mariners Link

Online Study Tools – sample tests! 


Transportation Worker Identification Credential 

To make appointment:

To pay Coast Gaurd Application Fee:
Then click blue “continue to the form’ button
Fill out form with your information. Choose New Orleans REC center.
The next part can be confusing. Your total fees should be $145.
$100 for original officer endorsement,
$0 for Course in Lieu of exam and
$45 for MMC Issuance Fee.
Below is exactly  how you want to fill out the bottom part of the  form for 1st time captains:
Very Important!!! Email receipt to yourself and then print the email and put in the packet.

USCG NMC Application To Do List

  1. Complete the course. Put diplomas in application packet.
  2. Complete a USCG Approved CPR/1st Aid/AED in person course. We normally have one the week after OUPV class. Add diploma to packet. Diploma must be dated within 1 yr AND HAVE USCG COURSE CODE ON IT!
  3. Get your Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • To make appointment:
  1. Get a physical filled out on form – CG_719K Physical. All forms can be found at top of this page.   
  2. Compete a drug screen on form – CG_719P Drug.  You may also use a drug consortium letter dated within 180 days.  We are also a drug consortium.
  3. Fill out sea service form –CG_719S Sea Service.
  4. Fill out application for license on form- CG_719B Application.
  5. If you answer yes to anything in section Section III (2) (Convictions and Drug Use), please fill out form – CG_719C Conviction.
  6. Complete application fee payment to the government (see picture above).
  7. Send in your application or have us act as your third party agent! Send via pdf by email only!!! Email to email address of the REC center you chose during payment (email addresses to rec centers are listed above). Keep the pdf to under 20 MB in size.

Check your application at National Maritime Center  (NMC), Site to check license status:

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