Open Site Navigation
  • Nate Gilman

What does it mean to put my Coast Guard license into continuity?

Mariners who want to pause their national endorsements due to not being able to meet the requirements of renewal such as medical, training or paperwork issues, may apply for a Document of Continuity issued by the Coast Guard.


Does my Continuity expire?

Documents of Continuity do not expire and are issued solely to maintain an individual's eligibility for renewal.


Do my STCW endorsements enter Continuity?

No. Continuity is only for national endorsements.


When can I bring my MMC out of continuity?

You can bring your MMC out of continuity at any time. You need to satisfy the requirements for renewal and submit the application to the USCG.

Can I work under a Document of Continuity?

No. A mariner cannot sail under the authority of this document. They can return to sailing after renewing their credentials.


How do I put my credentials into Continuity?

MM-SEAS will walk you through the process of putting your credentials into Continuity.


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


We do prefer to answer questions live with screen sharing to make both of our lives easier.


We hold free live virtual master classes Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 - 5:30 pm PT inside of mmseas.com under License Guidance and then Daily Master Classes.


Pro MM-SEAS members get access to our daily live office hours Monday thru Friday from 5:00 - 5:30 pm PT. You also get access to unlimited live 1 on 1 calls with one of our USCG Licensing Specialists. Pro MM-SEAS members can access these features inside of mmseas.com under License Guidance.

593 views

Need to renew, upgrade or get your first USCG license?
We're here to help.

Always Free | $299 if you file with us

(Includes pay.gov fees)