The fees from the USCG cost between $95 to $280 depending on which USCG license you're applying for. There's typically a standard $45 fee for issuing a new MMC, and renewing an expiring MMC. There are other fees for evaluations and exams that vary for different MMC endorsements.
MM-SEAS covers all your USCG fees and helps you create a perfect USCG license application for $299.
Here's an overview of the MMC fees for different licenses and endorsements.
Source: 46 CFR 10.219
If you are renewing your current MMC and have more than 360 days in the last 5 years it will be $95 dollars in USCG federal fees.
If you are applying for your original MMC officer endorsement for a limited vessel tonnage, e.g. Master 100 GRT Near Coastal, it will cost $145; if you have taken a certified course. That is the most common method. If you are taking the USCG Exam without taking a certified course, it will cost $240.
Our flat fee of $299 let's MM-SEAS take care of calculating and paying fees for you so you can just focus on the paperwork for your license. No matter if it is your first MMC, your second Upgrade or your fifth Renewal it's the same $299 per application.
Fee errors are one of the most common mistakes the USCG sees so we decided to make sure they are always perfect!
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.