Regional Exam Center in St. Louis reopens to mariners


(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — Regional Examination Center (REC) St. Louis has reopened for examination and counter services. Specific information regarding the REC’s physical address, hours of operation, and entry requirements can be found on the REC St. Louis website.

Mariner examination services will continue to be provided by appointment only. Examination appointment requests may be emailed to and should include applicant’s name, marine reference number, requested testing date(s), phone number, and a copy of their approved to test letter(s).

The NMC Customer Service Center remains open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Mariners may reach the call center at 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662) and

– National Maritime Center

By Rich Miller