NMC now accepting electronically signed documents


(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — In keeping with its goal to continuously improve its services to mariners, the National Maritime Center (NMC) will now accept electronic signatures (e-sign) on all CG-719 series forms and all supporting documentation therein for merchant mariner credentials (MMCs), medical certificates and course approvals.

Mariner applicants may e-sign applications and supporting documentation using software-generated electronic signatures (e.g., Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, etc.) on the CG-719 series of forms and other supporting documentation to include, but not limited to, sea service, assessments, mariner training documentation, and qualified assessor and designated examiner requests. However, any submission missing signatures will be returned to the mariner or course provider.

Requirements to e-submit an MMC application to a Regional Examination Center, or to MEDAIP@uscg.mil for medical certificate applications, have not changed.

E-mailing an application and e-signing documents is the preferred method for submission. Note: While the Coast Guard can accommodate e-mails with attachments up to 35 MB in size, verify any size restrictions your e-mail provider may have prior to sending. Missing information will cause applications to be delayed or rejected.

If you have any questions, contact the NMC Customer Service Center by e-mailing IASKNMC@USCG.mil, by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662), via the online chat system, or by visiting the NMC website.

– National Maritime Center

By Rich Miller