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Licensed Occupation
Licensed Occupation      (United States)

License Description:
The propulsion plant of a vessel and management of the engineering department is the responsibility of the Engineering Officers. Engineering officers' licenses are issued by grade (e.g., Chief Engineer, First Assistant Engineer, Second Assistant Engineer, Third Assistant Engineer, Assistant Engineer and Designated Duty Engineer), any vessel type restrictions (e.g. Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessels or Uninspected Passenger vessels), means of propulsion (Steam or Motor), horsepower (from 1,000 to any horsepower), and route (e.g., Near Coastal or Oceans). License limitations for deck and engineering officers, including tonnage and horsepower, are based on the type of experience of each applicant and the passing of applicable written examinations. Each license has separate general, service and examination requirements. 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 (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

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.