National Chief Engineer (Unlimited) Steam/Motor/GT

certifying organization info

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


The Chief Engineer Unlimited Steam/Motor/GT is the head of the engineering department on a merchant vessel of any tonnage or horsepower. National Chief Engineers manage the safe and efficient operations of all machinery spaces and equipment on board, oversee the engine room, auxiliary equipment, routine maintenance programs, monitor the safe and efficient operation of machinery, and auxiliary equipment, and respond to emergencies, and report events in the appropriate logs. Chief Engineers also observe engine room repairs and work being performed during periods of shoreside maintenance. Candidates must meet a minimum sea service, training, and exam requirement. National Chief Engineer (Unlimited) 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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