top of page

Tied to the dock? Let's work on getting your Merchant Mariner Credential.

"How do I get a Merchant Mariner Credential?"

- said every mariner at the beginning of their career

Nobody was born knowing the ins and outs of what it takes to get their first MMC, let alone how to navigate the many wonders of the National Maritime Center. The Seafarer Collective has put together a self-paced online instructional course for new mariners to utilize as they begin to explore their professional development pathway.

Applying for your Merchant Mariner Credential requires additional tasks beyond just sending in an application (eg. TWIC, USCG physical, Drug Test) and there are financial investments every time you engage with the National Maritime Center. Our goal in this course is to educate students on the requirements of the application process, and also share general information that is relevant to mariners at the beginning of their careers.

In "Learn How To Get Your Merchant Mariner Credential" students will explore:

  • Getting your Ordinary Seaman (OS) Credential

  • Marlinspike Seamanship

  • Deckhand Duties

  • Electronic Communication

  • Navigation Equipment

  • Electrical Systems

  • Diesel Engines

  • Related Maintenance

  • Professional Development

116 views0 comments


bottom of page