New York’s Regional Exam Center temporarily closed for renovations

(NEW YORK) — Regional Exam Center (REC) New York’s location in the Battery Park building is undergoing a major renovation that is expected to last a minimum of 12 months. During the renovation, REC New York is being relocated to an alternate office space in Lower Manhattan. To effect this move, the REC examination room was closed on Monday, June 28, and is expected to reopen in the new location on Monday, July 26. During this closure, mariner applications may still be e-mailed to

Mariners seeking to complete examinations during this period should consider testing at another REC. Additional REC locations and application submission information can be found on the National Maritime Center (NMC) website.

The new location for REC New York is 201 Varick St., Ninth Floor, Suite 904, New York, NY 10014. The NMC will issue additional information and update the NMC website confirming the reopening date, examination room hours, how to schedule an exam, and building access provisions for the new facility.

The NMC Customer Service Center remains open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Mariners may reach the call center at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662) and

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By Professional Mariner Staff