Unlicensed Deck Engineer

certifying organization info

United States Coast Guard National Maritime Center Unlicensed Deck Engineer 100 Forbes Drive Martinsburg
WV 25404-7120


Unlicensed Deck Engineer. This is an entry-level certification. The Deck Engineer is an unlicensed member of the ship's engine department crew and requires an endorsement of Deck Machinist/Machinist or qualified member of the engine department of any rating on the U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document. The Deck Engineer maintains and repairs deck machinery, including but not limited to winches, elevators, forklifts and underway replenishment rigs on all types of crewed ships. Unlicensed Deck Engineer 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