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Licensed Occupation
Licensed Occupation      (United States)

Description:  A United States Coast Guard Ballast Control Operator is required to pass an exam and to have 1 year related experience, including at least 28 days as a trainee under a licensed Ballast Control Operator or a degree in engineering or engineering technology and at least 28 days as a trainee. Specialized training is also required in stability of the mobile offshore drilling unit (ODU), survival at sea, and firefighting. Federal regulations can be found at the web site http://frwebgate2.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate.cgi?WAISdocID=051618583+1+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve, 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.