You do not need sea days to renew your USCG license. You can take an Open Book Take Home Test that is emailed from the USCG after your USCG license renewal package has been approved or you can waste your money on a USCG approved renewal course.
You can take an open book take home test to renew you OUPV six pax USCG License. This will be emailed to you after your application is approved at the National Maritime Center. Remember, you have been sailing and got your original domestic license so the open book test should be a breeze!
The NMC will charge you one Examination fee of $45 for the open book renewal test.
You can also take a USCG approved renewal course for each of your National endorsements. We believe this is a waste of your time and money but you are welcome to do them!
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.
Pro MM-SEAS members get access to unlimited live 1 on 1 calls with one of our USCG Licensing Specialists. We've found that answering questions live with screen sharing in a video call makes both of our lives easier. Pro MM-SEAS members can access these features inside of MM-SEAS under License Guidance.
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.