National 3rd Assistant Engineer Steam/Motor/GT

certifying organization info

United States Coast Guard National Maritime Center National 3rd Assistant Engineer Steam/Motor/GT 100 Forbes Drive Martinsburg
WV 25404-7120


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. To obtain a United States Coast Guard license as a Third Assistant Engineer (upper Level, the applicant must complete several requirements as outlined in the licensing documents. Some of these requirements include; service in an engine room as oiler, water tender, or Jr. Engineer; or graduate from an approved course of studies. National 3rd Assistant Engineer Steam/Motor/GT 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

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