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How to Make Getting Your USCG Medical Certificate Painless

You will need always need a valid medical certificate for the type of endorsement you are renewing. The USCG will either accept your unexpired medical certificate or you have to have submitted a medical certificate application.


Here's a video to help you out as well as step by step instructions below the video!




You're in luck because renewing your medical is three easy steps!


Step 1: Print off a CG-719K/E form from the USCG NMC Medical website (https://www.dco.uscg.mil/nmc/medical_certificate/).


Step 2: Schedule your medical exam with a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner who is licensed in the US or US Territory. PRO TIP: Bring the printed form CG-719K/E with you to your medical exam appointment and have your medical provider complete and sign the form.


Step 3: After your exam, email the completed CG-719K/E form directly to MEDAIP@uscg.mil as a pdf. Make sure to include your full name in the subject line of your email to medical. I usually use this format: Last, First, MMC Reference number. Mine would be: Gilman, Nate, 3473478.


That’s it. Once you’ve done all three steps you are all set. The MMC lookup feature of MM-SEAS will automatically update after your application is accepted by the USCG.


P.S. Two Pro Tips

  1. Bring the printed form CG-719K/E with you to your medical exam appointment and have your medical provider complete and sign the form!!!

  2. Make sure you send the completed form as a pdf to MEDAIP@uscg.mil. Include your full name in the subject line of your email and file name to medical. I usually use this format: Last, First, MMC Reference number. Mine would be: Gilman, Nate, 3473478!

We built MM-SEAS to make this entire process super simple by organizing the paperwork and supporting documents underpinning Merchant Mariner credentials, ratings and licenses.

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