This USCG Regional Exam Center (REC) pre-screens applications, conducts oversight of USCG-approved courses, administers examinations, and supports community outreach programs. Before scheduling an exam or applying for a credential at the Center, you must have a valid TWIC from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Completed applications for credentials must be submitted through a monitoring unit or a Regional Exam Center, such as the Mandeville Center. Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, in person with an appointment, or electronically (see this link to submit an application online).
For detailed information about the documents you will need, and preparing application packages, see the National Maritime Center’s Application Package page.
Hours of Operation
Regional Exam Center: 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday
Exam Room: 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday
***Parking is Available***
***Closed all Federal Holidays***
You must schedule your exam three business days prior to visiting the Regional Exam Center. Appointments for applications are highly recommended; however, walk-ins will be handled on a “space available” basis. Exams are by appointment only.
All exams must be completed within one week from starting the exam, and on consecutive days. If you are taking more than one module, a minimum of two modules per day is required. If needed, you must bring your own plotting tools.
Address and Phone Number
Phone: (888) 427-5662
Do you want to know more about the Marine Award Program? Visit our home page for a detailed overview or call us directly at 855-783-2385. For eligibility requirements, click here.