Chief Engineer (Limited)

certifying organization info

United States Coast Guard National Maritime Center Chief Engineer (Limited) 100 Forbes Drive Martinsburg
WV 25404-7120


The Chief Engineer Limited credential allows the holder to serve as Chief Engineer on vessels less than 1600 GRT on Ocean and Near Coastal waters and as Chief Engineer within horsepower limitations on vessels of any tonnage on Inland Waters. The credential can be endorsed for Oceans or Near Coastal. Chief Engineer (Limited) Website


More than two years of education or training after high school required? Yes

More than two years of work experience required? Yes

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 5 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? No

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? Yes

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? Yes