No. You never need to take First Aid and CPR for any renewal of your USCG MMC. You are only required to provide First Aid and CPR when applying for your first USCG License that is an Officer Endorsement.
This means if you hold an OUPV or above on the Deck side or any Assistant Engineer or above on the Engineering side you are all set for the rest of your career!
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We promise that for your USCG license renewal if you hold a OUPV or above on the Deck side or any Assistant Engineer or above on the Engineering side you are all set for the rest of your career!
The only time you need to provide a Red Cross First Aid and CPR card or a USCG approved course certificate for First Aid and CPR is when you are getting your first USCG License as an officer. The easiest way to check if you are getting an officer endorsement is to use the USCG National Maritime Center Checklist page on their website. If you are applying for any USCG license that is in the National Officer Endorsements (licensed) for Deck or the National Officer Endorsements (licensed) for Engine Department then you will need to take First Aid and CPR.
We hope this made your life a little easier and if you have other questions the MM-SEAS team is always here to help!
No matter what, when you are ready to submit your application, you can choose to have the MM-SEAS staff create a perfect application, handle the USCG application fees and work with the USCG on your behalf to resolve any issues for a flat fee of $299 or you can choose to submit on your own.
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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.