Do I need a new medical form CG -719K to renew my MMC license?
Updated: Jul 27
To renew your license you need a valid medical certificate. This can be an existing medical certificate that is still valid or a new certificate.
What happens when my medical certificate expires?
If the medical certificate expires before the working credential, the working credential is no longer valid.
What are the 3 dates on the medical certificate?
There are three expiration dates on each certificate;
1) For domestic/national certifications: The Medical Certificate is valid for 5 years from the date of examination.
2) For STCW: The Medical Certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of examination. If the mariner is under 18, the Medical Certificate is valid for 1 year from the date of examination.
3) For Pilots: The Medical Certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of examination.
When is the Date of Examination?
The Coast Guard considers the date of examination to be the date that it approves the issuance of a medical certificate. It will not coincide with the date the medical practitioner signed the CG-719K or CG-719 K/E; nor will it necessarily coincide with the issuance date of the medical certificate or MMC.
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