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Licensed Occupation
Licensed Occupation      (United States)

Description:  To obtain a United States Coast Guard license as a Master - Upper Level requires 360 days service as Chief Mate on ocean Any Gross Tons steam or motor vessels; or 180 days as Chief Mate plus 360 days as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OIC). Other requirements include passing a written exam, a physical exam, and completion of a first aid course and a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course within the past 12 months. Detailed 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 (46CFR10) at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_02/46cfr10_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.