46 CFR 10.217 - Merchant mariner credential application and examination locations.
(a) Applicants for an MMC may apply to any of the Regional Examination Centers (RECs) or any other location designated by the Coast Guard. Applicants may contact the National Maritime Center at 100 Forbes Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25404, by telephone 1-888-427-5662 or 304-433-3400, or by email at IASKNMC@uscg.mil. A list of locations approved for application submittal is available through the Coast Guard Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/nmc.
(b) Exam Locations.
(1) Coast Guard units abroad may conduct exams for ratings at locations other than the RECs, but are not prepared to conduct practical examinations.
(2) The Coast Guard may designate additional exam facilities/locations to provide services to applicants for MMCs.