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How to Make Getting Your USCG Medical Certificate Painless

Struggling with your USCG medical certificate? Discover tips to simplify the process.

2 mins read・Jul 06, 2021
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You will 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. 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.

We hope this made your life a little easier and if you have other questions the MM-SEAS team is always here to help!

MM-SEAS is free to use on your own and if you need some more personalized help you can upgrade to MM-SEAS Pro inside of the site.

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.

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Nate Gilman
Nate Gilman
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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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