Mariner Credentialing

The Mariner Credentialing (MC) Department oversees the licensing of students in the Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation undergraduate programs. The MC Department ensures that students seeking a license properly implement the policies established by the USCG from orientation through license issuance. Students in license-bearing programs must attend training and exhibit competence in many areas such as medical first aid, firefighting, security, and survival craft.

The students' records in the areas of the required competencies are tracked and maintained to ensure that the license candidate can qualify to test for his/her third assistant engineer (engineering officer) or third mate (deck officer) exam administered by the USCG first class year in order to obtain their license as a merchant marine officer.

This office serves currently enrolled students (undergraduates in our degree programs).  Graduates of Massachusetts Maritime Academy or members of the
general public interested in renewing certificates or professional development courses will find information offered through the Center for Maritime Professional Training.

Center for Maritime Professional Training Website

Career information regarding licensing and credentials is available to non-student mariners at the U.S. Coast Guard's National Maritime Center website

U.S. Coast Guard's National Maritime Center Website

For students enrolled in the Massachusetts Maritime Academy's Marine Transporation or Marine Engineering programs, follow these links for more information on credentialing and training.

Students Start Here: The Licensing Process 

National Maritime Center Website

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Contact Us

CDR Marie Huhnke
Director, Mariner Credentialing
Harrington Hall, Room 204-B
508-830-5071
mhuhnke@maritime.edu
Make an Appointment with CDR Huhnke
 

LT Geoffrey White
Staff Assistant
Harrington Hall, Room 204-B
508-830-5000 extension 2045
gwhite@maritime.edu
Make Appointment with Lt. White

LT Andrew Perron
Staff Assistant
Harrington Hall, Room 305-B
508-830-5000 extension 1741
aperron@maritime.edu

Ms. Lisa Cervantes
Administrative Assistant
Harrington Hall, Room 204-B
508-830-5000 extension 2024
lcervantes@maritime.edu
Make Appointment with Ms. Cervantes
 

LT Earl Mayhofer
Assistant Director, STCW Compliance
Harrington Hall, Room 305-B
508-830-2113
emayhofer@maritime.edu
 

LT Edward Vacha
Staff Assistant
Harrington Hall, Room 305-B
508-830-5000 extension 2051
evacha@maritime.edu