Coast Guard issues guidance for waiver of MMC application fees

The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(WASHINGTON) — The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published CG-MMC Policy Letter 02-20, titled "Guidance on Waiver of Merchant Mariner Credential Application Fees for Active Duty Members of the Uniformed Services."

Active duty members of the uniformed services are eligible for a waiver of fees for evaluation of an application for an MMC, the administration of an examination required for an endorsement, and for the issuance of an MMC. The waiver applies to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, Coast Guard, and the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Public Health Service.

This policy is available on the Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credentialing policy website on the MMC Policy Webpage.  It may also be accessed by selecting Regulations & Policy on the National Maritime Center’s website.

Mariners and other interested parties should contact the Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division at or (202) 372-2357 with any questions or feedback.

By Professional Mariner Staff