Renewing my OUPV license; TWIC or TWIC Exemption

TWIC isn't mandatory for OUPV renewal. Use MM-SEAS USCG license software to create a TWIC exemption memo if you qualify.

2 mins read・Aug 15, 2022
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No, you do not need a TWIC to renew your USCG License. Renewing your TWIC is a waste of $125.25 if you don't need it for work.

TWIC Exemption

If you are only going to be working on uninspected passenger vessels less than 100 GRT and you can never carry more than 6 passengers, (Example OUPV 6-pack), you are exempt from holding a TWIC.

If you don't need it for work, you can use a TWIC exemption memo.

To renew/upgrade your USCG License without a TWIC, you will need a memo ( as part of your renewal/upgrade application which states why you qualify to not have a valid TWIC as well as providing the required additional information required to run a “name-based” background check on you before renewing your MMC.

This will require providing the USCG with your full name, social security number, and date of birth.

OUPV Renewal Topics


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TWIC Exemption

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

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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