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e-CFR Data is current as of November 26, 2014

Title 46Chapter ISubchapter BPart 12 → Subpart B


Title 46: Shipping
PART 12—REQUIREMENTS FOR RATING ENDORSEMENTS


Subpart B—General Requirements for Rating Endorsements


Contents
§12.201   General requirements for national and STCW rating endorsements.
§12.203   Creditable service and equivalents for national and STCW ratings endorsements.
§12.205   Examination procedures and denial of rating and STCW endorsements.

§12.201   General requirements for national and STCW rating endorsements.

(a) General. (1) An MMC issued to a deck or engineer officer will be endorsed for all entry-level ratings and any other ratings for which they qualify under this part. An applicant for any STCW endorsement must hold the appropriate national endorsement, unless otherwise specified.

(2) The authorized holder of any valid rating endorsement may serve in any capacity in the staff department of a vessel, except in those capacities requiring a staff officer; except that whenever the service includes the handling of food, no person may be so employed unless his or her credential bears the food handler's endorsement indicated by the notation “(F.H.)”.

(3) When an applicant meets the requirements for certification set forth in this part, the Coast Guard will issue the appropriate endorsement.

(b) Physical and medical requirements. The physical and medical requirements applicable to the endorsements in this subpart are found in 46 CFR part 10, subpart C.

§12.203   Creditable service and equivalents for national and STCW ratings endorsements.

Applicants for endorsements should refer to §10.232 of this subchapter for information regarding requirements for documentation and proof of sea service.

§12.205   Examination procedures and denial of rating and STCW endorsements.

(a) The examination fee set out in Table 1 to §10.219(a) of this subchapter must be paid before the applicant may take the first section of the examination.

(b) Upon receipt of an application for a rating endorsement, the Coast Guard will give any required examination as soon as practicable after determining that the applicant is otherwise qualified for the endorsement.

(c) An applicant for a rating endorsement who has been duly examined and failed the examination may seek reexamination at any time after the initial examination. However, an applicant who fails an examination for the third time must wait 90 days before re-testing. All examinations and retests must be completed within 1 year of approval for examination.

(d) Upon receipt of an application for an STCW endorsement, the Coast Guard will evaluate the applicant's qualifications. The Coast Guard will issue the appropriate endorsement after determining that the applicant satisfactorily meets all requirements for any requested STCW rating or qualification.



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