Columbia Pacific Maritime INC

10580 SE Washington Street - Portland, OR 97216
Located just east of the 205 Mall off Interstate 205 on SE
Washington Street.

(503) 841-6066

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CPM USCG Application Help Page
  • Call (503) 941-6066 if you need additional help.
Getting Started with the application process ...
The Merchant Mariner Credential, or MMC, is issued by the US Coast
Guard and contains a mariners professional qualifications as
  • OUPV, Master, and Mate are Officer endorsements.
  • Able Seaman (AB) is a rating endorsement.
  • Ordinary Seaman (OS) is an entry level rating endorsement.

The cost of applying for an MMC is about $500 to $600. This does
not include the cost of any training courses, travel, or lodging, but
does includes:
  • The USCG application and issuance fees.
  • The TWIC enrollment fee.
  • The average cost of the physical exam and drug screening, and
    the cost of the required First Aid/CPR Training.

The steps provided outline the Merchant Mariner Credential
application process. While it is not a requirement, it is highly
recommended that you submit your application to the USCG
to taking the course.

The National Maritime Center (NMC) is the last word in everything
about Merchant Mariner Credentials.
1. Document your Sea Service Experience ...
With only a few exceptions all MMC applications require qualifying
sea service experience. One of these exceptions is the OS rating.

2. Enroll in the TWIC Program
The original issue of any MMC endorsement requires the applicant to
enroll in the TWIC program. There NO exceptions!
3. Physical Exam and Drug Screening ...
With only a few exceptions all MMC endorsement applications
require a USCG physical exam and drug screening completed using
the correct USCG form.

4. First Aid and CPR Training ...
The original issuance of an OUPV, Mate, or Master endorsement
requires completion of American Red Cross (ARC) or American Heart
Association (AHA) First Aid/CPR Training course within one year of
the application date.
  • This is NOT required for an AB or OS application.
5. USCG MMC Application Form
All USCG MMC applications require completion of form CG 719B.

Complete form CG 719C only if answering yes to any Convictions
and Drug Use questions in Section III >>
6. Oath, Application Fees, and Delivery to a USCG REC
All applications must be delivered to a USCG Regional Exam Center
(REC) either in person; or by fax, mail or email.

When delivering the application in person the Merchant Mariner Oath
and application fees can be taken care over the counter at the REC.

When mailing, e-mailing, or faxing the application package to an
  • The Merchant Mariner Oath must be administered by a notary.
  • The application fees must be paid online at the Gov.Pay website.
  • Go To the Gov.Pay Website >>

Email applications to:

Portland REC contact information:
  • Portland REC
  • 911 NE 11th Ave. Room 637
  • Portland, OR 97232
  • Phone (503) 231-2296
  • Fax (503) 231-6738

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