Five More Maritime Exam Centers Will Reopen on September 28


U.S. Coast Guard officials
say the National Maritime Center has reopened five more regional examination
centers on Monday September 28 for maritime exams, which must be scheduled in
advance and are by appointment only.

The five include Anchorage (, Baltimore (, Oakland (, Portland (, and St. Louis (

With the exception of
monitoring unit (MU) Guam, all the regional exam centers and monitoring units
are open for limited services.

Previously opened regional
centers include Boston (, Charleston (, Honolulu (, Houston (, Juneau (, Long Beach (, Memphis  (, Miami ( or (305) 536-4331), New Orleans (, New York (, Seattle (, MU Ketchikan (907-225-4496
(extension #3), and MU San Juan (787-729-2368)

The Coast Guard’s customer
service center is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday and
the call center phone line is 1-888-427-5662 or email

Additional openings of
regional exam centers are to be announced soon.

Those seeking examination
appointments should include in their email the applicant’s name, mariner
reference number, requested testing date(s), phone number and a copy of their
approved to test letter(s).

Everyone will be subject to
COVID-19 screening questions and a temperature check and face masks are
required at all times. Mariners should bring their own #2 pencils, a photo ID,
a non-programmable calculator and plotting equipment.  No other personal belongings will be allowed
in the testing facilities.