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Appointment Locator
Address 222 West 7th Ave,
Rm 156

Located in the Federal Courthouse Building at 7th and C street.
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National Maritime Center (NMC)
Mariner Credentialing Program (MCP)


Welcome to the NMC’s online appointment system for examination scheduling and in-person application submission.

*All examinations require an appointment.  No walk-ins will be accepted at any REC.

*First Class Pilot examinations must be scheduled with the REC directly.

*A minimum of two examination modules are required and must be taken on consecutive days until all modules are completed.

YOU MUST POSSESS OR SHOW PROOF OF APPLYING FOR A TWIC AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION if you work on a vessel with a Vessel Security Plan or have never previously held a TWIC

To get started:

1) Choose the REC you would like to visit from the Appointment Locator dropdown.

2) Choose the service you require from the Select Service dropdown.

3) Choose an available day and time. For examination appointments, there is a 3.5 hour A.M. (morning) session and 3.5 hour P.M. (afternoon) session.  Please be sure to select an available day and time for each module you wish to take.

4) Complete the registration information as prompted.

Questions or assistance needed:

Call 1-888-IASKNMC (1-888-427-5662), email,  or use the NMC online chat system.

Other Helpful Links:

Rules of the Examination Room                                     Retest Policy

Examination Room Materials                                         Examination Guides

To Pay Fees, please visit

Check the status of a submitted application, visit: