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  • Writer's pictureNate Gilman

Renewing my OUPV License; Negative Drug Test

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

For all renewal applications, you’ll need evidence of having passed a chemical test for dangerous drugs.

The Coast Guard form CG-719P can be used to document the results of the DOT 5-panel Test. The meaning of the "optional" at the top of the CG-719P form means that documentation using that form is optional. All mariners must still provide evidence of passing the test.

Other accepted options:

You may also use a letter from a marine employer or consortium attesting to participation in a random drug testing program, or a letter attesting to pre-employment drug testing from your employer instead of a drug test.


There are a few exceptions to this requirement including increasing in scope, asking for a duplicate, or applying for an STCW only endorsement.

How long is the test good for?

No matter what type of evidence you use, it must be dated within 185 of your application being submitted to the Regional Exam Center (REC).

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