You are encouraged to renew your USCG license 8 months before it expires.
If you renew within 8 months of expiration, your new MMC will be post-dated to the day after your current MMC expires. This ensures that you have no lapse of your valid USCG license and that you don't lose any of the five years you paid for on both licenses.
We always recommend using this benefit and submitting for your renewal of your USCG license 7 or 8 months before your USCG license is going to expire to make sure you are always able to work.
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 $349 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.