Does the USCG accept verifiable digital signatures for my Captains License Paperwork?

Can you use digital signatures for your USCG captain's license? Learn the guidelines for digital authentication.

2 mins read・Mar 29, 2022
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Yes! As of March 28th, 2022 the USCG National Maritime Center will accept verifiable digital signatures on the following forms, memos and letters used to get your USCG License.  

  • CG-719B Application for Merchant Mariner Credential
  • USCG Transcript of Sea Service for Active Duty
  • USCG AOPS Report for Sea Service for Active Duty
  • ARMY Transcript of Sea Service for Active Duty
  • NOAA Transcript of Sea Service for Active Duty
  • NAVY Transcript of Sea Service for Active Duty
  • Sea Service Letters on Official Letterhead
  • CG-719S Small Vessel Sea Service Forms
  • Certificate of Discharge Forms
  • Tankerman Transfer Letters
  • Proof of Ownership Supporting Documentation for CG-719S Small Vessel Sea Service
  • USCG Approved Course Certificates
  • American Red Cross CPR Cards
  • Parental Consent Form
  • Continuity Request Memos
  • Duplicate MMC Request Memos
  • CG-719C Conviction Statement
  • Previously Disclosed Conviction Statement Memos
  • STCW Training and Drills Statements
  • Radar Observer Training and Drills Statements
  • Subchapter M Towing Training and Drills Statements
  • Resumes
  • Job Offer Letters
  • NVIC TOAR Assessment Records
  • NVIC STCW Assessment Records
  • CG-719P DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Forms
  • Drug Testing Letters on Company Letterhead
  • Drug Testing Letters from a Maritime Consortium

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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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