National Chief Engineer Steam/Motor/GT

certifying organization info

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


Chief Engineer- Limited (Near Coastal). This is an advanced-level merchant mariner credential. The general requirements for this credential are TWIC Card (Identification, Fingerprints, Citizenship, Social Security number, etc), CG-719B Application, NDR Consent & Check, Oath, 3 letters of recommendation, photograph (supplied by TSA), SSEB Screening complete, age of 21 or over, CG-719K Physical Exam, Medical Tab in MMLD, Drug Testing Compliance, Mariner Fees, and Sea Service Letters or Discharges. Sea service requirements include recency- 90 days in the past 3 years on vessels of appropriate horsepower, Chief Engineer (Limited-Near Coastal)- 1440 days of service in the engine room, of which 360 days as an engineer officer, and 720 days as a QMED or equivalent supervisory position. Service gained in the deck department on vessels of appropriate tonnage may substitute for up to 25% or 180 days (whichever is less) of the required service. There are also propulsion and horsepower requirements. Other requirements include completing a First Aid course, CPR course, and approved firefighting courses. All candidates must complete an examination. National Chief 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