Do I need a new medical form CG -719K to renew my MMC license?

You need a valid USCG Medical Certificate to work. It has 3 expiration dates for domestic, STCW, and pilots.

2 mins read・Jul 07, 2022
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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If the medical certificate expires before the working credential, the working credential is no longer valid.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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Nate Gilman
Nate Gilman

Nate has over 15 years of professional maritime experience and has hawsepiped his way to a 3rd Mate Unlimited Endorsement with full STCW compliance. He is proud veteran of the NOAA Commissioned Corps.

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