46 CFR 11.807 - Experience requirements for registry.
(a) The applicant for a certificate of registry as staff officer must submit evidence of experience as follows:
(1)Chief purser. Two years of service aboard vessels performing duties relating to work in the purser's office.
(2)Purser. One year of service aboard vessels performing duties relating to work in the purser's office.
(3)Senior assistant purser. Six months of service aboard vessels performing duties relating to work in the purser's office.
(4)Junior assistant purser. Previous experience not required.
(5)Medical doctor. A valid license as physician or surgeon issued under the authority of a state or territory of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia.
(6)Professional nurse. A valid license as a registered nurse issued under authority of a state or territory of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia.
(7)Marine physician assistant. Successful completion of an accredited course of instruction for a physician's assistant or nurse practitioner program.
(8)Hospital corpsman. A rating of at least hospital corpsman or health services technician, first class in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, or an equivalent rating in the U.S. Army (not less than Staff Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S.A.), or in the U.S. Air Force (not less than Technical Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S.A.F.), and a period of satisfactory service of at least 1 month in a military hospital or U.S. Public Health Service Hospital.
(b) Employment on shore in connection with a vessel's business may be accepted instead of service aboard vessels. Related shore employment is accepted in the ratio of 2 months of shore service to 1 month of creditable service aboard vessels.
(d) In the event an applicant for an endorsement, other than medical doctor or professional nurse, presents evidence of other qualifications that, in the opinion of the Coast Guard, is equivalent to the experience requirements of this section and is consistent with the duties of a staff officer, the Coast Guard may issue the MMC.
Title 46 published on 2015-12-02
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 46 CFR Part 11 after this date.
- 46 CFR 10.239 — Quick Reference Table for MMC Requirements.
- 46 CFR 12.619 — Requirements to Qualify for an STCW Endorsement as Medical First-Aid Provider.
- 46 CFR 10.209 — General Application Procedures.
- 46 CFR 12.621 — Requirements to Qualify for an STCW Endorsement as Person in Charge of Medical Care.