[QUOTE=Decker;185676]From the NMC Exam Guide of August 2014:
A mariner seeking an original national endorsement or raise of grade based on training or service started on or after March 24, 2014, will be examined under the requirements of the final rule published by the Coast Guard on December 24, 2013, (78 FR 77796). Those examinations are set forth in this guide.
A mariner seeking an original national endorsement or raise of grade based on training or service started before March 24, 2014, will be examined under the regulations and policy in effect before that date unless they have specifically requested to examine for their endorsement under the final rule published by the Coast Guard on December 24, 2013, (78 FR 77796). Mariners examining under the previous regulations and policy will be guided by the Guide for Administration of Merchant Marine Examinations (Deck & Engineering Guide) dated June 2011 (MCP-MA-NMC2-03(08)
So, if you use the OLD celestial nav increase in scope criteria, it is listed as modules 206XX, Nav Probs, 15 questions (80% required), and 207XX, Nav general, 20 questions (70% required). A cel nav course is not required BUT may be presented in lieu of the examination and/or assessments. This exam guide was put out in June 2011.
If you use the NEW criteria, the modules are as originally posted (Q124 and Q127).
I believe there may be a slight difference in the test subjects from one to the other based on the matrix/table in 46 CFR Table 1 to 11.910 in effect at the time of before and after the change. I also think there is a previous post in here somewhere by JCAVO which may give that info.
Edit: Check here for OLD and here for NEW.[/QUOTE]
Good stuff Decker Thanks I will check out the links.