While most MMC upgrades for deck endorsements require taking USCG exams or approved an approved course, there are several upgrades that do not require an exam. These upgrades are based on qualifying sea service alone.
- Upgrading from Mate 25, 50, 100, or 200 ton to Master without changing the tonnage limitation or the route.
- Upgrading from Mate or Master 25 to 50 tons, or 50 to 100 tons without changing the route.
- Upgrade Able Seaman (AB) Special to AB Limited, or AB Limited to Unlimited.
Other upgrades for MMC deck endorsements can be accomplished by completing a USCG approved course. These courses cover only the material necessary for the upgrade, and in most cases a much shorter that the original course. Please call us at (503) 841-6066 or visit the upgrade page of our website for more information on upgrade classes.