Merchant Mariner Examination Working Group Resumes Meetings

Officials with the National Maritime Center (NMC) have announced the resumption of working group meetings to review existing and new examination questions for accuracy and availability of examination references.

These meetings were cancelled in 2020 due to the global novel coronavirus pandemic. With the continued reduction of COVID restrictions, NMC announced on Monday, June 7, that the process is resuming.

NMC has accordingly scheduled an engine session for Aug. 10-12 and a deck session for Aug. 24-26, both at NMC headquarters in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Anyone wishing to participate in these or future sessions should follow application instructions on the examinations page ( of the NMC website (

Once on the examinations page click “Working Group” to access application information. Submit the required information to the

All requests will be reviewed and individuals will be contacted to discuss further details and confirm the session the individual wishes to attend.

Additional information regarding building access and health and safety protocols ( will be provided to work group attendees in a separate email.