Yes.  Chiefs and 1st Assistants that are renewing their licenses, in addition to Leadership & Management, also need to take:

  • 1-week Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE), and
  • 1-week Engine-room Resource Management (ERM).


Not so easy for 3rd and 2nd Engineers that are upgrading their STCW Endorsement to the management-level.  They need to take:

  • ERM (and completion of shipboard assessments found in enclosure 3 of NVIC 15-14), and
  • MEECE (and completion of shipboard assessments found in enclosure 3 of NVIC 16-14).


2nd and 3rd Mates upgrading to Chief Mate/Master need to take:

  • Advanced Shiphandling
  • Advanced Stability
  • Advanced Meteorology
  • Search and Rescue
  • Management of Medical Care
  • ARPA and GMDSS (if not already taken as part of prior training)
  • ECDIS (if vessel is so equipped)
  • Management-level Assessments found in NVIC 10-14 (enclosure (3))
  • Masters, Chief Mates, Chief Engineers, and First Assistant Engineers that want to keep their STCW Management-level STCW Endorsement must take a Leadership and Management (L&M) Course before 1/1/2017.  CMES has a 1-week Leadership & Management Course approved by the USCG NMC.

Note: 2nd and 3rd Mates, 2nd and 3rd Assistant Engineers that want to keep their Operational-level STCW Endorsement must take a Leadership and Teamwork course before 1/1/2017.

The U.S., as a signatory to the STCW Convention, initiated regulatory changes to ensure full implementation of the amendments to the STCW Convention and STCW Code. The U.S. implements these provisions under the Convention and under the authority of United States Code, Titles 33 and 46. The Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register on December 24, 2013, (78 FR 77796) that implements the STCW Convention and STCW Code, including the 2010 amendments. This final rule became effective on March 24, 2014. The Coast Guard published a series of NVICs to provide guidance on complying with the new regulations.  The NVICs of particular interest to the membership include:

  • NVIC 10-14 – Endorsement for master or Chief Mate on Vessels 3,000 GT or more
  • NVIC 12-14 – Endorsement for OICNW on Vessels of 500 GT or more
  • NVIC 15-14 – Qualification for Chief/Second Engineer (aka 1AE) 4,000 hp or more
  • NVIC  17-14 – Qualifications for OICEW 1,000 hp or more
  • NVIC 19-14 – Policy on Qualified Assessors

At the USCG’s National Maritime Center’s website.  http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/


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