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Licensed Occupation
Licensed Occupation      (United States)

Description:  Qualified Member of the Engine Department - QMED
A person with a Merchant Mariner's Document (MMD) having at least 6 months of underway service working as a wiper or coal passer in the engineering department may take a written exam and at least one rating exam (Fireman/Watertender, Oiler, Deck Engineer, Junior Engineer, Refrigeration Engineer, Electrician, Machinist, or Pumpman) to be endorsed as a Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED). Additional experience is required for some endorsements. Renewal of certification requires meeting all the requirements to renew the MMD and either have recent qualifying experience or training. 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 (46 CFR12.15-11) at website 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.