United States Citizenship Information for 3rd Mate and 3rd A.E. Applicants
• U.S. citizens will receive, once all degree and program requirements have been satisfied and upon completion of USCG License exams, an MMC as Third Mate or Third Assistant Engineer, STCW endorsement, and all related certifications.
• Non-U.S. citizens, but legal residents of the United States may apply for, and upon USCG approval, sit for USCG licensing exams. Exam scores will remain valid for 12 months from date of completion of exams. Only U.S. citizens may receive an MMC endorsed as a 3rd Mate/Assistant Engineer. Upon completion of all degree and program requirements, credentials will be issued based upon citizenship status at that time.
• Non-U.S. citizens, but legal residents of the United States, upon completion of all degree and program requirements, will receive a Letter of Accreditation INSTEAD OF a U.S. Coast Guard License. United States citizenship is required to attain a U.S. Coast Guard License. The Letter of Accreditation, along with all program certificates, may then be used to apply for a home country Coast Guard License. The process will vary from country to country.
All non-U.S. citizens should meet with the Licensing Coordinator to determine the timing of their 3rd Mate/Assistant Engineer application.