What do I write for Endorsement Held or Sought on my CG719K medical form?

The article explains how to fill out the 'Endorsement Held or Sought' section on the CG719K form for various USCG licenses. Get it right!

2 mins read・Jun 07, 2022
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On the CG-719K Section I, you check the box for what current USCG licenses you hold. If you hold more than one type check all that apply.

What do the different boxes mean on the CG719K?

Deck - This is the most common USCG license group in the US. If you hold or are applying for any USCG license as a Master, Mate, OUPV, Able Seaman or Tankerman you check Deck.

Engine - If you hold or are applying for any USCG license as a Chief Engineer, Assistant Engineer, DDE, QMED, Oiler, or Tankerman engineer you check Engine.

Food Handler - Everyone who ever has the potential to handle food should check the Food Handler box. (It's required to be on your license for some companies no matter your position on the ship)

STCW - If you hold or are applying for any STCW credentials you check STCW.

Entry-level without lookout duties is not often used and the other two are for a few mariners who have specialized USCG licenses.

Common combinations of boxes that should be selected for Endorsements Held or Sought

MMC Held or Applying for - 100 GRT Master Inland

MMC Held or Applying for - 3rd Mate Unlimited, 200 GRT Master Near Coastal, Able Seaman, STCW OICNW, STCW Advanced Fire Fighting

MMC Held or Applying for - 2nd Engineer Unlimited, QMED, Tankerman - Engineer, STCW OICEW, STCW Advanced Fire Fighting, STCW Medical Provider

Where do I send my completed CG719K?

The USCG Medical team only accepts one big pdf file for all 10 pages.

You need to turn your medical paperwork into a pdf. We recommend using the free Adobe Scan App on your phone or you can use a scanner.

Once you have your pdf of your completed CG719K named as: Last Name, First Name, CG719K  Copy this text and then replace the Bold Below with your information.

Create an email to:

Copy below and paste in the subject line:

Last Name, First Name, CG719K

Copy below and paste in the email body:

Good morning,

Attached is my completed CG719K. Please let me know if you have any issues or questions with this medical application.

Have a great rest of your day,

[Your Name]

Attach this attachment to email:

Last Name, First Name, CG719K

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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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