USCG Application Components

USCG Application

  • Application Form - Complete required sections for an original license.  Three character references must be included.  Application valid for one year from receipt.
    Link to USCG Application Form [719b] [pdf download file]
  • Medical Exam Form - Must be completely filled out.  An incomplete form will delay your application.  Not meeting a vision, hearing, or general physical condition requirements does not automatically disqualify the applicant.
    Link to USCG Medical Exam Form [719k] [pdf download file]
  • Drug Test - All applicants must be certified "Drug Free"  by:

- having a physician submit a completed Drug Free form after a SAMHSA approved drug test or
- submitting a letter stating the applicant is currently enrolled in a Coast Guard required random drug testing program.
Link to USCG Drug Test Form [719P] [pdf download file]

  • Sea Service Form - You must tabulate your experience in operating your own vessels on the the Sea Service Form.  If  necessary use added copies to account for service on more than four vessels.  One day of service consists of a minimum of four hours underway, not at the dock.  You can claim only one day in a 24 hour day.
    Link to USCG Sea Service Form [719S] [pdf download file]
  • Documentation of Sea Service - If sea time is documented on your own vessel, use state registration, documentation certificate, bill of sale, or insurance papers.  Service on vessels not owned by you must be supported by letters in the form of the supplemental Small Boat Experience Letter.
  • Proof of Age and Citizenship 

- TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credential)

  • CPR / First Aid Card(s) - A First Aid certificate dated within 12 months of your application date and current CPR certificate from one of the following courses:

-American Red Cross
-American Heart Association
-Coast Guard Approved Course

  • Fees - The Coast Guard will evaluate your paperwork and issue your license using the following fee schedule (effective October 4, 1999):

Fee Schedule
(effective October 4, 1999)
  Evaluation Exam Issuance
Original License (includes endorsements) $100 $95* $45
Renewal License $50 $45 $45
Duplicate/Replacement     $45
Endorsement Only $50 $45 $45
Continuity Endorsement**     $45

* No exam fee if testing with New England Maritime. For certain licenses (Launchtender and upgrades) requiring only a partial exam, the fee is $45.

** A continuity endorsement is an endorsement on an expired license which preserves the license in an inactive state until a requirement such as sea service is fullfilled.

USCG Renewal Paperwork Assistance

New England Maritime offers assistance, for a fee, in USCG License renewal paperwork. We will supply you with the forms, assist you in completing your sea service forms, and check the paperwork package in its entirety prior to submitting to the USCG REC.

Please contact New England Maritime with any questions or concerns.

Physical and Drug Testing Sites

Dr. Paul Winkel
700 Attucks Lane Suite 1E
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 771-5770

Quincy Medical Center
114 Whitewell Street
Quincy, MA
(617) 376-5700 Occupational Health Services

Call to Make Appointment.

Bring with you:
  • Blank USCG Physical Form and USCG Drug Test Form (do not fill out)
  • Picture ID
  • Medications: Name, Strength, and Dose
  • Eyeglasses if you wear them

    Other USCG Physical & Drug Test Sites

    Boundary Line

    1. Kendall Head 13. Cape Ann Lighted Whistle Buoy "2"
    2. 44o 54' 45"N, 66o 58' 30"W 14. Boston Lighted Horn Buoy "B"
    3. 44o 51' 45"N, 66o 00' 59"W 15. Race Point Light
    4. West Quoddy Head Light 16. Chatham Light
    5. Sail Rock Lighted Whistle Buoy "1" 17. Pollack Rip Entrance Lighted Horn Buoy "PR" Great Round Shoal Channel Lighted Buoy "2"
    6. 44o 37' 30"N, 67o 09' 48"W 18. Shoal Channel Lighted Buoy "2"
    7. Frenchman Bay Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy "FBE" 19. Sankaty Head Light
    8. Mount Desert Light 20. Nantucket Island (western most extremity)
    9. Matinicus Rock Light 21. Wasque Point (southwestern most extremity)
    10. Monhegan Island Light 22. Gay Head Light
    11. Portland Lighted Horn Buoy "P" 23. Block Island Southeast Light
    12. Soon Island Light 24. Montauk Point

    Exam Requirements For Passing


    OUPV # of questions

    Passing Grade

    Masters # of questions

    Passing Grade

    Rules of the Road 50 90% 50 90%
    Nav General 50 70% 50 70%
    Plotting 10 90% 10 90%
    Deck General 50 70% 50 70%
    Deck Safety - - 50 70%
    Towing Endorsement 15 70% 15 70%
    Auxiliary Sail - - 20 70%

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