How do you get into the Merchant Marines?
To join the USMM, civilians and military members must first receive accurate merchant mariner credentials from the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center (NMC). Aspiring mariners earn these credentials by completing training, courses and examinations.
How do I find my Merchant Mariner credential?
Additional information regarding U.S. Merchant Mariner Credentials can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/.
Do I need a merchant mariner credential?
What is a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)? All mariners employed aboard United States (U.S.) merchant vessels greater than 100 Gross Register Tons (Domestic Tonnage), except operators of uninspected passenger vessels, are required to have a valid U.S. MMC.