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Licensed Occupation
Licensed Occupation      (United States)

Description:  A person with a Merchant Marine Document (MMD) with one year of experience at sea in the deck department, two years experience in any other department on vessels greater than 100 gross tons, or who has completed a USCG approved course and 3 months of sea experience may take written and practical exams to be endorsed with the qualified rating of Lifeboatman (LB). An MMD with a qualified rating is valid for 5 years and may be renewed through documented recent experience, pass an exam, or complete a training course. Further information can be found at the United States Coast Guard web site http://www.uscg.mil/stcw/index.htm and the Federal Code of Regulations (46CFR12.10-7) at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_02/46cfr12_02.html.

License Agency:
United States Coast Guard National Maritime Center
2100 2nd St., SW
Washington DC 20593-0001
202-267-0218
http://www.uscg.mil/stcw/index.htm

Source: CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).
Note: Information on licensed occupations is gathered in each state by Labor Market Information units under a grant from USDOL. States are required to submit updated license information once every two years.