Does the USCG Drug Test get sent to the USCG?

Your clinic won't send USCG Drug Test results. It's on you to include them in your license application. Learn the right steps.

2 mins read・Jul 27, 2023
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No, your drug testing clinic does not send your DOT 5 Panel Drug test results directly to a Regional Exam Center or the National Maritime Center.  

Your completed USCG drug test form (Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form or CG-719P) is returned to you by your clinic. Usually this is returned via email and will include your test result as well as the medical review officer's (MRO) signature.

It is the mariner's responsibility to send this form to the USCG as part of the application for USCG license or Merchant Mariner Credential. The clinic does not send it on your behalf. If you use MM-SEAS to file a PERFECT application, MM-SEAS staff will double check your uploaded drug test form for errors or missing signatures before it is submitted.

If your result is positive:

Per 46 CFR 16.201(c), positive drug test results MUST be reported to your local Coast Guard Sector. The local sector will determine what actions need to be taken. A positive drug test can result in an assessment period that may result in the Coast Guard not issuing your renewal.  

Going to get your Drug Test completed for your application? This guide will help make it easy!

We hope this made your life a little easier and if you have other questions the MM-SEAS team is always here to help!

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Sarah Hirsch
Sarah Hirsch

Sarah Hirsch is USCG Licensed Captain

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